Brechtel Family History

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Brechtel Name Meaning

South German: from a reduced pet form of the personal name Albrecht or, in the southwest, from a pet form of Bechtold (see Berthold).

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


Similar surnames: Bechtel, Brecht, Reichel, Prechtel, Broeckel, Prechtl, Buchtel

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Brechtel Family Origin

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Brechtel Family Occupations

What did your Brechtel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brechtel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Brechtel's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brechtel. A less common occupation for the Brechtel family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Carpenter

    19%
  • Baker

    13%
  • Cigar Maker

    6%

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

Brechtel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brechtel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brechtel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brechtel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brechtel. For the veterans among your Brechtel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brechtel Life Expectancy

What is the average Brechtel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Brechtel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Brechtel in 1954 was 51, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brechtel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brechtel 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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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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