Strecker Family History

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Strecker Name Meaning

from an agent derivative of Middle High German strecken ‘to stretch’, hence perhaps an occupational name for someone who stretched cloth out on tenterhooks. from an agent derivative of Middle Low German strecken ‘to plow (a piece of land) for the first time’, hence a nickname for someone who owned or worked a plot of land that had been newly taken into cultivation. (eastern): possibly a habitational name for someone from Streckau near Zeitz. occupational name for a torturer or executioner.

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

Similar surnames: Stricker, Recker, Stocker, Streicher, Steckler, Stucker, Stacker

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Strecker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Strecker name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Strecker Family Origin

Where is the Strecker family from?

Strecker Family Occupations

What did your Strecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Strecker. A less common occupation for the Strecker family was Carpenter. The most common Strecker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Strecker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter


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

Strecker Historical Records

What Strecker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Strecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strecker 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Strecker. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Strecker. For the veterans among your Strecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Strecker Life Expectancy

What is the average Strecker lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Strecker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Strecker in 1956 was 72, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Strecker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Strecker 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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