Heckel Family History

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Heckel Name Meaning

German: variant of Häckel (see Hackel). Dutch: from Middle Dutch eekel ‘acorn’, possibly denoting someone who herded hogs in the forest, or who collected acorns as swine fodder.

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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Heckel Family Origin

Where is the Heckel family from?

Heckel Family Occupations

What did your Heckel ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Heckel Historical Records

What Heckel family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Heckel

Passenger List

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 Card

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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Heckel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heckel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heckel 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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