Schreck Family History

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Schreck Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German schrecken ‘to jump’ or ‘to frighten’.

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

Similar surnames: Schrick, Schneck, Schieck, Schmeck, Schrenk, Scheck, Schick, Schlenk

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Schreck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schreck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schreck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Schreck Family Origin

Where is the Schreck family from?

Schreck Family Occupations

What did your Schreck ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Schreck occupation in Canada was Watch Maker. 100% of Schreck's were Watch Makers.

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  • Watch Maker


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

Schreck Historical Records

What Schreck family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Schreck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schreck 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schreck. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Schreck. For the veterans among your Schreck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schreck Life Expectancy

What is the average Schreck lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Schreck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schreck in 1953 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schreck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schreck 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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