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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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Where is the Bech family from?

You can see how Bech families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bech family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bech families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bech family living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bech's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Bech families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bech surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bech ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farm Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Bech. 34% of Bech men worked as a Farm Laborer.

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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

  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 10,000 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 Lists

There are 3,000 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 Cards

There are 2,000 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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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.

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