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Bechen Family History

Bechen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Bechen in North Rhine-Westphalia or near Kempten in the Allgäu area.

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

Similar surnames: Becken, Becher, Buchen, Eichen, Bechel, Achen, Buche, Bergen, Boche

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Where is the Bechen family from?

You can see how Bechen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bechen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Bechen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Bechen families living in Missouri. This was about 31% of all the recorded Bechen's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Bechen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bechen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bechen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Bechen. 57% of Bechen men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Vice President
  • Truck Driver
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bechen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bechen 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 161 immigration records available for the last name Bechen. 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 333 military records available for the last name Bechen. For the veterans among your Bechen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bechen lifespan?

Between 1971 and 2004, in the United States, Bechen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bechen in 1971 was 79, and 64 in 2004.

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