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Heckel Name Meaning

German: variant of Häckel (see Hackel ).

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


Similar surnames: Hecker, Heck, Recker, Hecke, Pickel, Necker, Hackel, Beckel, Seckel

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Where is the Heckel family from?

You can see how Heckel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heckel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heckel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Heckel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Heckel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Heckel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heckel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heckel. 17% of Heckel men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Heckel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heckel were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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What Heckel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Heckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heckel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Heckel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Heckel. For the veterans among your Heckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Heckel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Heckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Heckel in 1949 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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