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Speck Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German spec ‘bacon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a seller of bacon or a pork butcher, or a nickname for a bacon eater. German: topographic name from Middle High German speck(e) ‘log bridge’. English: variant of Speak.

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


Similar surnames: Peck, Steck, Beck, Speer, Stock, Seck, Pech, Speich, Spetz, Sock

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Where is the Speck family from?

You can see how Speck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Speck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Speck families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 132 Speck families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Speck's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Speck families in 1911.
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What did your Speck ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Speck. 41% of Speck men worked as a Farmer and 46% of Speck women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Speck were Machinist and Housewife.

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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
    41%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    46%
  • Teacher
    37%
  • Housewife
    19%
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Speck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Speck 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 Speck. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Speck. For the veterans among your Speck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Speck lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Speck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Speck in 1949 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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