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Strecker Name Meaning

German:: from an agent derivative of Middle High German strecken ‘to stretch’ hence perhaps an occupational name for someone who stretched cloth out on tenterhooks. Alternatively an occupational name for a torturer or executioner. 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. possibly a habitational name for someone from Streckau near Zeitz in eastern Germany.

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

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

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Where is the Strecker family from?

You can see how Strecker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Strecker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Strecker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Strecker families living in Maryland. This was about 60% of all the recorded Strecker's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Strecker families in 1840.
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What did your Strecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Strecker. 26% of Strecker men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Strecker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Strecker were Machinist and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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