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Dersch Name Meaning

Germanized form of Sorbian Derž: from a short form of the Old Sorbian personal names Deržisław and Deržimir based on Old Slavic dьržati ‘to hold’. South German: nickname for a foolish person from Middle High German tœrsch ‘foolish’. German: habitational name from a former place of that name near Thann in northern Bavaria.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dorsch, Fersch, Mersch, Hersch, Lersch, Hirsch, Deutsch, Lerch

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Where is the Dersch family from?

You can see how Dersch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dersch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Dersch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Dersch families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Dersch's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dersch families in 1880.
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What did your Dersch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dersch. 25% of Dersch men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Dersch women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dersch 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 584 immigration records available for the last name Dersch. 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 Dersch. For the veterans among your Dersch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dersch lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dersch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dersch in 1956 was 56, and 92 in 2004.

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