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Beckey Family History

Beckey Name Meaning

English (Somerset): unexplained. Probably an altered spelling of German Becke, a variant of Beck.

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


Similar surnames: Beckley, Berkey, Becket, Beckes, Beckel, Buckey, Becken, Rickey

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Where is the Beckey family from?

You can see how Beckey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beckey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beckey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Beckey families living in Maine. This was about 38% of all the recorded Beckey's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Beckey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beckey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beckey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beckey. 22% of Beckey men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Beckey women worked as a Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Mechanic
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beckey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckey 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 268 immigration records available for the last name Beckey. 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 322 military records available for the last name Beckey. For the veterans among your Beckey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beckey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Beckey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Beckey in 1954 was 50, and 91 in 2004.

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