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Heckle Family History

Heckle Name Meaning

South German: variant of Heckel . English: probably a variant of Heckles with loss of final -s; this is itself a variant of Eccles .

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


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

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Where is the Heckle family from?

You can see how Heckle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Heckle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Heckle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Heckle families living in Georgia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Heckle's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Heckle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Heckle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Heckle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Heckle. 23% of Heckle men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Heckle women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Heckle were Blacksmith and Operator. .

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Blacksmith
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Seamstress
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Operator
    14%
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What Heckle family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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