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Beckendorf Name Meaning

German: habitational name from either of two places in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania named Beckendorf.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Heckendorf, Bettendorf, Dockendorf, Neuendorf, Wellendorf

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Where is the Beckendorf family from?

You can see how Beckendorf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beckendorf family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Beckendorf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Beckendorf families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Beckendorf's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Beckendorf families in 1880.
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What did your Beckendorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beckendorf. 53% of Beckendorf men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Beckendorf women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beckendorf were Peanut Farmer and Laborer. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Operator
  • Laborer
  • Peanut Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Beckendorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckendorf 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 291 immigration records available for the last name Beckendorf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 361 military records available for the last name Beckendorf. For the veterans among your Beckendorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beckendorf lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Beckendorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Beckendorf in 1950 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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