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Hecker Family History

Hecker Name Meaning
German: variant of Heck 2, with the addition of the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hacker ‘butcher’, ‘woodcutter’.

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

148,528 Historical Documents with Hecker on Ancestry.com
54,352 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,191 Military Records
5,390 Immigration Records
28,084 Census and Voter Lists
52,511 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Hecker Families

  • Number of Hecker families
     85 - 167
     29 - 84
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hecker families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hecker last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Hecker census records

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Hecker Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Hecker families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Hecker Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Hecker families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Hecker

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Hecker Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hecker census records

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Hecker Civil War Service Records

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