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Recker Name Meaning

North German, Frisian, and Dutch: from a form of the personal name Richard, or a variant of the Dutch name Rijker, composed of the Germanic elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + hari, heri ‘army’. North German: topographic name from Middle Low German recke ‘stretch’, ‘route’, ‘hedge’, or a habitational name for someone from Recke, near Osnabrück.

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


Similar surnames: Ecker, Necker, Rocker, Rucker, Reker, Wicker, Decker, Uecker, Recher

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Recker Family Origin

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Recker Family Occupations

What did your Recker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Recker occupation in Canada was Shoe Maker. 67% of Recker's were Shoe Makers. Shoe Maker and Waggon Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Recker.

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  • Shoe Maker

    67%
  • Waggon Maker

    33%

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

Recker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Recker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Recker 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Recker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Recker. For the veterans among your Recker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Recker Life Expectancy

What is the average Recker lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Recker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Recker in 1949 was 28, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Recker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Recker 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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