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Deckert Name Meaning

variant of Decker 1. from an old personal name, Tagahard, composed of Old High German tac ‘day’ + hart ‘strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Heckert, Dickert, Eckert, Dankert, Decker, Dechert, Hockert, Ecker

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Where is the Deckert family from?

You can see how Deckert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deckert family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Deckert families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Deckert families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Deckert's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Deckert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deckert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deckert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deckert. 21% of Deckert men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Deckert women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deckert were Carpenter 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
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Deckert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deckert 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Deckert. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Deckert. For the veterans among your Deckert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deckert lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Deckert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Deckert in 1941 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

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