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Necker Name Meaning

South German: habitational name from a place on the Neckar river, or a topographic name for someone living on or by a prominence, from an agent derivative of Nock ‘hill(top)’, ‘rock’. Dutch (de Nekker) and North German: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German necker ‘watersprite’, ‘goblin’, ‘devil’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a goblin in some way.

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


Similar surnames: Noecker, Recker, Ecker, Secker, Decker, Acker, Nester, Uecker, Becker

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Necker Family Origin

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Necker Family Occupations

What did your Necker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Necker occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Necker's were Laborers. Laborer, Blacksmith and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Necker. A less common occupation for the Necker family was Baker.

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Baker

    4%

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

Necker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Necker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Necker 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Necker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Necker. For the veterans among your Necker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Necker Life Expectancy

What is the average Necker lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Necker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Necker in 1963 was 76, and 85 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Necker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Necker 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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