Barsch Family History

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Barsch Name Meaning

from Middle High German bars ‘perch’, hence a nickname, probably uncomplimentary, for someone thought to resemble a fish in some way, or a metonymic occupational name for a fish dealer or fisherman. nickname from Low German barsch ‘harsh’, ‘rude’.

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

Similar surnames: Harsch, Marsch, Bausch, Karsch, Bursch, Fersch, Barch, Dausch, Larch

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Barsch Family Origin

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Barsch Family Occupations

What did your Barsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Barsch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Barsch's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barsch. A less common occupation for the Barsch family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker

  • Blacksmith


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Barsch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Barsch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barsch 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 698 immigration records available for the last name Barsch. 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 Barsch. For the veterans among your Barsch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barsch Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Barsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Barsch in 1955 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barsch 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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