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

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Bech Family Occupations

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  • Farming

    13%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Painter

    6%

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

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Bech Historical Records

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Bech Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2003, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bech

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