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Heckler Family History

Heckler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a heckler or dresser of flax or hemp from an agent derivative of Middle English hekel ‘to heckle’. In the process of producing fabric (linen) from flax or hemp the stems were first soaked (retted) and then dragged through metal combs (heckled) to separate the fibers for spinning into thread. South German: occupational name for someone who used a small hoe from a diminutive of Middle High German hacke hoe + the agent suffix -er. German: variant of Häckler (see Hackler ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Heckle, Seckler, Hackler, Hechler, Keckler, Hacker, Meckler, Sheckler

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Where is the Heckler family from?

You can see how Heckler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heckler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Heckler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Heckler families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Heckler's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Heckler families in 1911.
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What did your Heckler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heckler. 16% of Heckler men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Heckler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heckler were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Heckler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heckler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 980 immigration records available for the last name Heckler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Heckler. For the veterans among your Heckler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heckler lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Heckler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Heckler in 1948 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

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