Burch Family History

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Burch Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birch. North German: habitational name from any of several places called Burg, in northern Germany originally denoting a fortified town or a fortified residence within a town. The form reflects the north German pronunciation of Burg.

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

Similar surnames: Burich, Barch, Birch, Burgh, Buch, Urch, Bursch, Busch, Buren, Burry

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Burch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burch name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Burch Family Origin

Where is the Burch family from?

Burch Family Occupations

What did your Burch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burch. The most common Burch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Burch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Burch family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Burch Historical Records

What Burch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 187,000 census records available for the last name Burch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burch 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Burch. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Burch. For the veterans among your Burch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burch Life Expectancy

What is the average Burch lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Burch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Burch in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burch 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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