Becht Name Meaning

Southwestern German: from a short form of a personal name beginning with becht (for instance Bechtold), a dialect variant of Germanic berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Brecht, Bert, Bechtel, Belt, Bueche, Pech, Berch, Bacha, Cech, Bracht

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Becht Family Origin

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Becht Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Becht. A less common occupation for the Becht family was Laborer. The most common Becht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Becht's were Farmers.

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Becht Historical Records

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Becht Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Becht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Becht in 1946 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Becht

Famous Becht Family

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