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Belch Name Meaning

English: variant of Balch . German: nickname from Middle High German belche ‘coot’ (bird) for someone who was thought to resemble the bird in some way.

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

Similar surnames: Balch, Kelch, Felch, Welch, Bench, Beach, Bech, Beck, Pech, Beich

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Where is the Belch family from?

You can see how Belch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Belch families living in North Carolina. This was about 42% of all the recorded Belch's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Belch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Belch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Belch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Belch. 26% of Belch men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Belch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belch were Salesman and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Belch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belch 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 919 immigration records available for the last name Belch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Belch. For the veterans among your Belch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belch lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Belch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Belch in 1955 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

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