Heckle Family History

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Heckle Name Meaning

English (Cheshire): from Middle English hekel ‘heckle’, an implement for combing or scutching flax or hemp for spinning, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used heckles. French (Alsace; Hecklé): from a diminutive of German Heck 2.

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

Similar surnames: Heckler, Heck, Seckler, Buckle, Hecke, Reckley, Huckle, Helle

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Heckle Family Origin

Where is the Heckle family from?

Heckle Family Occupations

What did your Heckle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Heckle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Heckle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Heckle family was Grocer. Farmer, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heckle.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Laborer

  • Grocer


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

Heckle Historical Records

What Heckle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Heckle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Heckle 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 403 immigration records available for the last name Heckle. 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 612 military records available for the last name Heckle. For the veterans among your Heckle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Heckle Life Expectancy

What is the average Heckle lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Heckle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Heckle in 1961 was 45, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heckle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Heckle 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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