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Arch Family History

Arch Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a bridge, from Middle English, Old French arche ‘arch’. Possibly Jewish: a translation into English of Bogen.

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

Similar surnames: March, Auch, Urch, Asch, Ach, Larch, Hatch, Garth, Karch, Roch

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Where is the Arch family from?

You can see how Arch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arch families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Arch families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Arch's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Arch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arch. 17% of Arch men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Arch women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arch were Farm Laborer and Waitress.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Arch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arch 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 Arch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Arch. For the veterans among your Arch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arch lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Arch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Arch in 1953 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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