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Scheck Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a jacket maker and also for an armorer, from Middle High German schecke ‘quilted jacket’, ‘coat of mail’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schecke ‘dappled horse’ or ‘spotted ox or bull’.

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


Similar surnames: Schenk, Schieck, Schick, Schneck, Scheid, Schock, Speck, Schmuck

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Scheck Family Origin

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Scheck Family Occupations

What did your Scheck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Scheck occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 14% of Scheck's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Scheck family was Laborer. Carpenter, Farmer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scheck.

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  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Butcher

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

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

Scheck Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Scheck Life Expectancy

What is the average Scheck lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Scheck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Scheck in 1956 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scheck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scheck 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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