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Recht Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name from a place so named in the Rhineland. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for an upright person, from Middle High German reht, German recht ‘straight’. As a Jewish name it is mainly of ornamental origin.

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


Similar surnames: Hecht, Rech, Pech, Reck, Nacht, Krech, Lucht, Pracht, Macht, Luecht

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Where is the Recht family from?

You can see how Recht families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Recht family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Recht families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 34 Recht families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Recht's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Recht families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Recht surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Recht ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Manager and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Recht. 15% of Recht men worked as a Manager and 47% of Recht women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Recht were Laborer and Cashier.

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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

  • Manager
    15%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Merchant
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    47%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Cashier
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Recht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Recht 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Recht. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Recht. For the veterans among your Recht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Recht lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Recht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Recht in 1958 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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