Bechtold Family History

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Bechtold Name Meaning

Southwestern German: from the personal name Bechtold, a dialect variant of Berthold.

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

Similar surnames: Berchtold, Bechthold, Bechtol, Becht, Brechtel, Bechtel, Beightol

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Bechtold Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bechtold name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bechtold. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bechtold Family Origin

Where is the Bechtold family from?

Bechtold Family Occupations

What did your Bechtold ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bechtold family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bechtold. The most common Bechtold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Bechtold's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Maker


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

Bechtold Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bechtold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bechtold 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bechtold. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bechtold. For the veterans among your Bechtold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bechtold Life Expectancy

What is the average Bechtold lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bechtold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bechtold in 1940 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bechtold

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bechtold 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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