Birch Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Kirch, Bick, Beach, Kirsch, Burch, Winch, Busch, Hirsch, Horch, Barch

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Birch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Birch name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Birch. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    55%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Birch Family Origin

Where is the Birch family from?

Birch Family Occupations

What did your Birch ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Birch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Birch Historical Records

What Birch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 287,000 census records available for the last name Birch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Birch. 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 Card

There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Birch. For the veterans among your Birch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birch Life Expectancy

What is the average Birch lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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