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Deck Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a roofer, from Middle High German decke ‘covering’. Compare the later form Decker. Dutch and North German: from the personal name Deck, a local pet form of Dutch Diederik (see Dederick) or German Dietrich.

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


Similar surnames: Duck, Beck, Dick, Peck, Eck, Heck, Dack, Denk, Weck, Reck

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Where is the Deck family from?

You can see how Deck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deck families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Deck families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Deck's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Deck families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deck. 15% of Deck men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Deck women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deck were Truck Driver 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
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Deck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deck 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Deck. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Deck. For the veterans among your Deck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deck lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Deck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Deck in 1951 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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