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Specht Family History

Specht Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German speht ‘woodpecker’ (from spehten ‘to chatter’), hence a nickname derived from some characteristic of the bird, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a woodpecker.

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


Similar surnames: Hecht, Luecht, Pech, Spach, Speich, Speck, Recht, Knecht, Sticht

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Where is the Specht family from?

You can see how Specht families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Specht family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Specht families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Specht families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 24% of all the recorded Specht's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Specht families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Specht surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Specht ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Specht. 64% of Specht men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    64%
  • Labourer
    37%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Specht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Specht 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Specht. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Specht. For the veterans among your Specht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Specht lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Specht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Specht in 1944 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

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