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Reck Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German recke ‘outlaw’ or ‘fighter’ later ‘unkempt young man’. North German: from Middle Low German recke ‘marsh waterlogged ground’ hence a topographic name or a habitational name from a place called with this term. Germanized form of Sorbian Rjek: nickname from Upper Sorbian rjek ‘hero’. Compare Rieck . English: variant of Rick ; see Rich .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Beck, Rock, Heck, Peck, Seck, Rieck, Deck, Eck, Ruck, Rech

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Where is the Reck family from?

You can see how Reck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Reck families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Reck's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Reck families in 1840.
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What did your Reck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reck. 15% of Reck men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Reck women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reck were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Reck. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Reck. For the veterans among your Reck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reck lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Reck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reck in 1951 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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