Eckel Family History

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Eckel Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of the personal name Eckehard (see Eckert).

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

Similar surnames: Meckel, Ecker, Eckes, Seckel, Yakel, Felkel, Recker, Eike, Ocker

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Eckel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eckel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eckel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Eckel Family Origin

Where is the Eckel family from?

Eckel Family Occupations

What did your Eckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Eckel family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eckel. The most common Eckel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Eckel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Eckel Historical Records

What Eckel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Eckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eckel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Eckel. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Eckel. For the veterans among your Eckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eckel Life Expectancy

What is the average Eckel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Eckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eckel in 1954 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eckel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eckel 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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