Reckard Family History

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Reckard Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Reckhard(t), from a Germanic personal name composed with rag- ‘advice’ + hart ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

Similar surnames: Reckart, Packard, Pickard, Richard, Reynard, Recker, Record, Dickard

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Reckard Family Origin

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Reckard Family Occupations

What did your Reckard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Reckard family was Carpenter. Farmer, Grocer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reckard. The most common Reckard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Reckard's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Reckard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Reckard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reckard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reckard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 175 immigration records available for the last name Reckard. 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 Card

There are 655 military records available for the last name Reckard. For the veterans among your Reckard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reckard Life Expectancy

What is the average Reckard lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Reckard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Reckard in 1960 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reckard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reckard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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