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Dechert Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German decher, techer ‘unit of ten’ (from Latin decem). This was a measure used particularly with reference to hides, furs, and parchment; the inorganic -t suggests that this was an occupational name, probably for someone who handled such items.

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

Similar surnames: Dechant, Pecher, Dickert, Decker, Becher, Deckert, Fecher, Recher

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Where is the Dechert family from?

You can see how Dechert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dechert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dechert families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Dechert families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dechert's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Dechert families in 1840.
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What did your Dechert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dechert. 28% of Dechert men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Dechert women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dechert were Welder and Saleslady.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Welder

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Practical Nurse
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 813 immigration records available for the last name Dechert. 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 865 military records available for the last name Dechert. For the veterans among your Dechert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dechert lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Dechert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Dechert in 1957 was 43, and 77 in 2003.

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