Beckner Family History

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Beckner Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Bechner, a variant of Becher 2, or of Becker.

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

Similar surnames: Beckler, Leckner, Bekker, Berkner, Buckner, Baecker, Lackner, Beckey

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Beckner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Beckner name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Beckner Family Origin

Where is the Beckner family from?

Beckner Family Occupations

What did your Beckner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beckner. The most common Beckner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Beckner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Beckner family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Beckner Historical Records

What Beckner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Beckner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckner 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 838 immigration records available for the last name Beckner. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Beckner. For the veterans among your Beckner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckner Life Expectancy

What is the average Beckner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Beckner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Beckner in 1945 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beckner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beckner 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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