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Ferch Family History

Ferch Name Meaning
German: variant of Ferg.Americanized form of German Förtsch (see Foertsch).Americanized form of German Förch, a habitational name from a place so named, from Old High German word for(a)ha ‘fir tree’. There are several such places in southern Germany.

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

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Name Distribution of Ferch Families

  • Number of Ferch families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ferch families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ferch last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ferch Family Origin

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Ferch Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ferch

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Ferch Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ferch census records

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Ferch Civil War Service Records

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