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Berch Family History

Berch Name Meaning

Shortened form of Dutch van den Berch, a variant of Vandenberg. Variant of German Bercht, from a short form of the personal names Berthold or Albrecht (see Albert).

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


Similar surnames: Ferch, Besch, Berck, Burch, Bergh, Perch, Barch, Weich, Berry, Hersch

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Where is the Berch family from?

You can see how Berch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berch families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Berch families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Berch's in USA. New York had the highest population of Berch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Berch. 18% of Berch men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Berch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berch were Labor and Waitress. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Berch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berch 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 Berch. 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 Berch. For the veterans among your Berch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berch lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Berch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Berch in 1950 was 42, and 66 in 2004.

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