Ecker Family History

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Ecker Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a medieval personal name, probably a short form of Eckhard (see Eckert). German: topographic name for someone who lived in a corner house or kept a corner shop, from Middle High German ecke ‘corner’ + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Eck 1. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name from a Yiddish dialect eker ‘(wood)cutter’, ‘chopper’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Ecker ‘beechnut’.

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

Similar surnames: Recker, Acker, Hecker, Decker, Necker, Secker, Ocker, Erker, Becker

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Ecker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ecker name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Ecker Family Origin

Where is the Ecker family from?

Ecker Family Occupations

What did your Ecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ecker. The most common Ecker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Ecker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ecker family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Ecker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Ecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ecker 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ecker. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Ecker. For the veterans among your Ecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ecker Life Expectancy

What is the average Ecker lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ecker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ecker in 1942 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ecker 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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