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Becks Name Meaning

variant of German or English Beck. The origin and significance of the final -s is unclear. variant of Dutch Beek.

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

Similar surnames: Berks, Beeks, Beckes, Beck, Backs, Becka, Bucks, Berke, Rocks, Bick

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Where is the Becks family from?

You can see how Becks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Becks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Becks families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Becks families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Becks's in USA. New York had the highest population of Becks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Becks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Becks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Becks. 24% of Becks men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Becks women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Becks were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Cook
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Becks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Becks 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 673 immigration records available for the last name Becks. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Becks. For the veterans among your Becks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Becks lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Becks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Becks in 1963 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

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