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Albrecht Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Albrecht composed of the ancient Germanic elements adal ‘noble’ + berht ‘bright famous’. Compare Albert . This surname is also found elsewhere in central Europe e.g. in Czechia. Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Albreht: from the personal name Albreht of ancient Germanic origin (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Elbrecht, Albert, Hambrecht, Lebrecht, Brecht, Armbrecht, Ulbrich

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Where is the Albrecht family from?

You can see how Albrecht families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Albrecht family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Albrecht families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Albrecht families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Albrecht's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Albrecht families in 1840.
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What did your Albrecht ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Albrecht. 19% of Albrecht men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Albrecht women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Albrecht were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Albrecht. 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 52,000 military records available for the last name Albrecht. For the veterans among your Albrecht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Albrecht lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Albrecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Albrecht in 1941 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

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