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Rechner Name Meaning

occupational name from Middle High German rechenære ‘reckoner’, ‘keeper of accounts’. variant of Recher 1. habitational name from a place so named near Bochum.

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


Similar surnames: Recher, Lechner, Fechner, Reisner, Richner, Rehmer, Recker, Kelchner

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Where is the Rechner family from?

You can see how Rechner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rechner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rechner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Rechner families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Rechner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rechner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rechner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rechner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rechner. 34% of Rechner men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Rechner women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rechner were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Proprietor
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rechner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rechner 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 457 immigration records available for the last name Rechner. 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 Rechner. For the veterans among your Rechner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rechner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rechner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rechner in 1957 was 51, and 94 in 2004.

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