Speck Family History

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Speck Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German spec ‘bacon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a seller of bacon or a pork butcher, or a nickname for a bacon eater. German: topographic name from Middle High German speck(e) ‘log bridge’. English: variant of Speak.

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

Similar surnames: Peck, Steck, Beck, Speer, Stock, Seck, Pech, Speich, Spetz, Sock

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Speck Family Origin

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Speck Family Occupations

What did your Speck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Speck. A less common occupation for the Speck family was Carpenter. The most common Speck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Speck's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Speck Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Speck Life Expectancy

What is the average Speck lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Speck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Speck in 1949 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Speck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Speck 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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