Reck Family History

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Reck Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German recke ‘outlaw’ or ‘fighter’. North German and Westphalian: from Middle Low German recke ‘marsh’, ‘waterlogged ground’, hence a topographic name, or a habitational name from a place named with this term.

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

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

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Reck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Reck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Reck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Reck Family Origin

Where is the Reck family from?

Reck Family Occupations

What did your Reck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reck. A less common occupation for the Reck family was Butcher. The most common Reck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Reck's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher


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

Reck Historical Records

What Reck family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Reck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reck 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 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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Draft Card

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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Reck Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reck 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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