Bech Family History

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Bech Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: unexplained. German: metonymic occupational name for a pitch gatherer and/or tar maker, from Middle High German pech ‘pitch’, ‘tar’ (see Pech).

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

Similar surnames: Pech, Beck, Blech, Bach, Buch, Lech, Zech, Rech, Boch, Mech

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Bech Family Origin

Where is the Bech family from?

Bech Family Occupations

What did your Bech ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bech family was Painter. Farming, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bech. The most common Bech occupation in the USA was Farming. 13% of Bech's were Farmings.

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  • Farming

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Painter


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

Bech Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bech Life Expectancy

What is the average Bech lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Bech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bech in 1961 was 52, and 76 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bech

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bech 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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