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Bechel Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream from a diminutive of Bach This surname is rare in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Becher, Bechler, Beckel, Bechen, Buche, Eckel, Bichsel, Berkel

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Where is the Bechel family from?

You can see how Bechel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bechel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bechel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Bechel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Bechel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bechel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bechel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bechel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bechel. 46% of Bechel men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Bechel women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bechel were Farm Laborer and Operator. .

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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
    46%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Operator
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bechel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bechel 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 247 immigration records available for the last name Bechel. 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 336 military records available for the last name Bechel. For the veterans among your Bechel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bechel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Bechel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bechel in 1965 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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