Recht Family History

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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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Recht Family Origin

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Recht Family Occupations

What did your Recht ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Recht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Recht's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Recht family was Huckster. Farmer, Carpenter and Hardware Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Recht.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Hardware Dealer

  • Huckster


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

Recht Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Recht Life Expectancy

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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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Recht

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Recht 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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