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Beckler Name Meaning

Probably also an Americanized form of German Bechler . German: variant of Böckler (and in North America also an altered form of this) an occupational or status name for a shield-bearer from Middle Low German bokeler.

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

Similar surnames: Buckler, Meckler, Seckler, Heckler, Keckler, Sheckler, Ecker, Geckler

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Where is the Beckler family from?

You can see how Beckler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beckler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beckler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Beckler families living in Illinois. This was about 40% of all the recorded Beckler's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Beckler families in 1840.
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What did your Beckler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beckler. 29% of Beckler men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Beckler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beckler were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • School Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Beckler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckler 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 528 immigration records available for the last name Beckler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Beckler. For the veterans among your Beckler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beckler lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Beckler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Beckler in 1958 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

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