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Reck Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German recke ‘outlaw’ or ‘fighter’. North German and Westphalian: from Middle Low German recke ‘marsh’, ‘waterlogged ground’, hence a topographic name, or a habitational name from a place named with this term.

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

Similar surnames: Beck, Rock, Heck, Peck, Seck, Rieck, Deck, Eck, Ruck, Rech

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Where is the Reck family from?

You can see how Reck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 27 Reck families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Reck's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reck families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reck ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Reck. 67% of Reck men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Reck women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reck were Laborer and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Brakeman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Reck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reck 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Reck. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Reck. For the veterans among your Reck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reck lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Reck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reck in 1951 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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