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Birch Family History

Birch Name Meaning
English, German, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from a Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk). In some cases, the German name may be derived from places named with this word, such as Birch in Aargau (see Birke). In Swedish, the name is in many instances ornamental.

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

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427,437 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
21,737 Military Records
34,304 Immigration Records
259,266 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Birch Families

  • Number of Birch families
     80 - 158
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Birch families
     879 - 1,756
     294 - 878
     1 - 293
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Birch families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Birch census records

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Birch Family Origin

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Birch Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Birch

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Birch Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Birch census records

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Birch Civil War Service Records

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