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Specker Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a log bridge, from Middle High German specke ‘log bridge’, or a habitational name for someone from a place called Speck, named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Secker, Picker, Swecker, Spenner, Speicher, Necker, Spickler, Buecker

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Where is the Specker family from?

You can see how Specker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Specker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Specker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Specker families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 80% of all the recorded Specker's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Specker families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Specker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Specker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Specker. 25% of Specker men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Specker women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Specker were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Manager
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Specker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Specker 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 498 immigration records available for the last name Specker. 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 513 military records available for the last name Specker. For the veterans among your Specker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Specker lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Specker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Specker in 1963 was 82, and 80 in 2004.

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