Breckel Family History

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Breckel Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German bracke ‘hunting dog’, ‘tracker dog’. See also Brack.

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

Similar surnames: Brickel, Beckel, Broeckel, Blecker, Steckel, Breck, Krekel, Bricker

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Breckel Family Origin

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Breckel Family Occupations

What did your Breckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Breckel occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Breckel's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Breckel family was Keeping House. Carpenter, Cooper and Express Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breckel.

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  • Carpenter

  • Cooper

  • Express Man

  • Keeping House


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

Breckel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Breckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breckel 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 189 immigration records available for the last name Breckel. 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 206 military records available for the last name Breckel. For the veterans among your Breckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breckel Life Expectancy

What is the average Breckel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Breckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Breckel in 1955 was 58, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breckel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breckel 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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