Bechel Family History

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Bechel Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from a diminutive of Bach 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Bechel Family Origin

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Bechel Family Occupations

What did your Bechel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bechel. A less common occupation for the Bechel family was Blacksmith. The most common Bechel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Bechel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bechel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bechel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Bechel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bechel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bechel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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