Beckendorf Family History

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Beckendorf Name Meaning

German: habitational name from either of two places in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania called Beckendorf.

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

Similar surnames: Heckendorf, Bettendorf, Dockendorf, Neuendorf, Wellendorf

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Beckendorf Family Origin

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Beckendorf Family Occupations

What did your Beckendorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Beckendorf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Beckendorf's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Beckendorf family was Phisican. Farmer, Farmer & Boatman and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beckendorf.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer & Boatman

  • Laborer

  • Phisican


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

Beckendorf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Beckendorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckendorf 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 291 immigration records available for the last name Beckendorf. 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 361 military records available for the last name Beckendorf. For the veterans among your Beckendorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckendorf Life Expectancy

What is the average Beckendorf lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Beckendorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Beckendorf in 1950 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beckendorf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beckendorf 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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