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Beach Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Middle English beche, Old English bece, a byform of bæce. Compare Bach 3. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle English beche ‘beech tree’ (Old English bece). Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Bisch.

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


Similar surnames: Bach, Bench, Leach, Brach, Beachy, Reach, Peach, Leath, Belch, Besch

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Where is the Beach family from?

You can see how Beach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beach families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 260 Beach families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Beach's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Beach families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beach surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beach. 15% of Beach men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Beach women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beach were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 236,000 census records available for the last name Beach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beach 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Beach. 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 67,000 military records available for the last name Beach. For the veterans among your Beach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beach lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Beach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Beach in 1944 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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