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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

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65,100 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,057 Military Records
6,485 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Specht Families

  • Number of Specht families
     79 - 156
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Specht families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Specht last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Specht census records

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Specht Family Origin

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Specht Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Specht

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Specht Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Specht census records

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Specht Civil War Service Records

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