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Bach Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Middle High German bach ‘stream’. This surname is established throughout central Europe and in Scandinavia, not just in Germany. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Bach ‘stream’, ‘creek’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Middle English bache. Welsh: distinguishing epithet from Welsh bach ‘little’, ‘small’. Norwegian: Americanized spelling of the topographic name Bakk(e) ‘hillside’ (see Bakke). Polish, Czech, and Slovak: from the personal name Bach, a pet form of Bartomolaeus (Polish Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej, Slovak Bartolomej (see Bartholomew) or possibly in some cases of Baltazar or Sebastian).

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


Similar surnames: Back, Beach, Mach, Buch, Bache, Brach, Pach, Hach, Lach, Bacha

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Bach Family Origin

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Bach Family Occupations

What did your Bach ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bach occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Bach's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bach family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bach.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Bach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bach 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bach. 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 Bach. For the veterans among your Bach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bach Life Expectancy

What is the average Bach lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bach in 1940 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bach 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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