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Reckard Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Reckhard(t) from an ancient Germanic personal name composed with rag- ‘counsel’ + hart ‘strong brave’.

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

Similar surnames: Reckart, Packard, Pickard, Richard, Reynard, Recker, Record, Dickard

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Where is the Reckard family from?

You can see how Reckard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reckard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reckard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Reckard families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Reckard's in USA. New York had the highest population of Reckard families in 1840.
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What did your Reckard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reckard. 32% of Reckard men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Reckard women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reckard were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Servant
  • Laborer
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 175 immigration records available for the last name Reckard. 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 655 military records available for the last name Reckard. For the veterans among your Reckard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reckard lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Reckard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Reckard in 1960 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

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