Specht Family History

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Specht Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German speht ‘woodpecker’ (from spehten ‘to chatter’), hence a nickname derived from some characteristic of the bird, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a woodpecker.

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


Similar surnames: Hecht, Luecht, Pech, Spach, Speich, Speck, Recht, Knecht, Sticht

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Specht Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Specht name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    39%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Italy

    4%

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Specht Family Origin

Where is the Specht family from?

Specht Family Occupations

What did your Specht ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Specht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Specht's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Specht family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Specht.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Specht Historical Records

What Specht family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Specht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Specht 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Specht. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Specht. For the veterans among your Specht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Specht Life Expectancy

What is the average Specht lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Specht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Specht in 1944 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Specht

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Specht 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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