Desch Family History

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Desch Name Meaning

South German: variant of Tasch, a metonymic occupational name for maker of bags and purses, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a field with irregular angles.

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


Similar surnames: Esch, Deich, Pesch, Dusch, Dosch, Mesch, Dech, Dasch, Pech, Leach

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Desch Family Origin

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Desch Family Occupations

What did your Desch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Desch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Desch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Desch family was Tailor. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Desch.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Tailor

    7%

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

Desch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Desch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Desch

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Desch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Desch. For the veterans among your Desch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Desch Life Expectancy

What is the average Desch lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Desch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Desch in 1953 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Desch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Desch 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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