Wecker Family History

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Wecker Name Meaning

occupational name for a pastry cook, from an agent derivative of Middle High German wecke ‘(wedge-shaped) pastry’, ‘hard roll’. variant of Weck 2.

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

Similar surnames: Decker, Swecker, Ecker, Wicker, Necker, Becker, Secker, Wenker

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Wecker Family Origin

Where is the Wecker family from?

Wecker Family Occupations

What did your Wecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wecker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Wecker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wecker family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wecker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Wecker Historical Records

What Wecker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wecker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wecker. 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 Wecker. For the veterans among your Wecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wecker Life Expectancy

What is the average Wecker lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wecker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wecker in 1943 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wecker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wecker 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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