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Bechtel Name Meaning

Southwestern German: from a pet form of Becht or a short form of Bechtold.

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


Similar surnames: Brechtel, Becht, Buchtel, Bechtol, Bertel, Bechtold, Meckel, Peschel

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Bechtel Family Origin

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Bechtel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bechtel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bechtel. The most common Bechtel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Bechtel's were Farmers.

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Bechtel Historical Records

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Bechtel Life Expectancy

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