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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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Where is the Scheck family from?

You can see how Scheck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheck family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scheck families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Scheck family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Scheck's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Scheck families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scheck. 15% of Scheck men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Scheck women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheck were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 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 Lists

There are 2,000 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 Cards

There are 3,000 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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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.

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