Birch Name Meaning

English, German, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from a Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk). In some cases, the German name may be derived from places named with this word, such as Birch in Aargau (see Birke). In Swedish, the name is in many instances ornamental.

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

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Birch Family Origin

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Birch Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birch. The most common Birch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Birch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Birch family was Carpenter.

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Birch Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Birch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Birch in 1942 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birch

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