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Ach Family History

Ach Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from Old High German aha ‘running water’.

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


Similar surnames: Bach, Hach, Auch, Rach, Kach, Dach, Pach, Zach, Arch, Ash

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Where is the Ach family from?

You can see how Ach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ach families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ach family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Ach's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ach families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ach surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ach. 24% of Ach men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Ach women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ach were Clerk and Proprietor.

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Shoe Worker
    13%
  • Proprietor
    13%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ach 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ach. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Ach. For the veterans among your Ach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ach lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Ach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Ach in 1950 was 29, and 72 in 2004.

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