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Necker Name Meaning

South German: habitational name from a place on the Neckar river, or a topographic name for someone living on or by a prominence, from an agent derivative of Nock ‘hill(top)’, ‘rock’. Dutch (de Nekker) and North German: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German necker ‘watersprite’, ‘goblin’, ‘devil’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a goblin in some way.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Noecker, Recker, Ecker, Secker, Decker, Acker, Nester, Uecker, Becker

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Where is the Necker family from?

You can see how Necker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Necker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Necker families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Necker families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Necker's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Necker families in 1911.
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What did your Necker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Necker. 22% of Necker men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Necker women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Necker were Painter and Clerk. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Painter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Telephone Operator
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Necker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Necker. For the veterans among your Necker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Necker lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Necker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Necker in 1963 was 76, and 85 in 2003.

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