Recktenwald Family History

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Recktenwald Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Recktenwald, near Saarbrücken.

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


Similar surnames: Rectenwald, Rickenbach, Beckstead, Schoenwald, Rosenwald, Recker

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Recktenwald Family Origin

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Recktenwald Family Occupations

What did your Recktenwald ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Recktenwald family was Molder. The most common Recktenwald occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 17% of Recktenwald's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Carpenter and Coal Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Recktenwald.

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  • Blacksmith

    17%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Coal Dealer

    17%
  • Molder

    17%

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

Recktenwald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Recktenwald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Recktenwald 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Recktenwald. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Recktenwald. For the veterans among your Recktenwald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Recktenwald Life Expectancy

What is the average Recktenwald lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Recktenwald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Recktenwald in 1940 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Recktenwald

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Recktenwald 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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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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