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Dosch Family History

Dosch Name Meaning

topographic name for someone living near bushes or brush, from Middle High German doste, toste ‘leafy branch’, or a habitational name from a house with a sign depicting a bush. altered spelling of Dasch.

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


Similar surnames: Tosch, Dusch, Bosch, Dost, Desch, Posch, Dolch, Hosch, Dorsch, Lusch

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Where is the Dosch family from?

You can see how Dosch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dosch family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dosch families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Dosch families living in Kentucky. This was about 40% of all the recorded Dosch's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Dosch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dosch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dosch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dosch. 21% of Dosch men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Dosch women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dosch were Clerk and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Cook
    11%
  • New Worker
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dosch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dosch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Dosch lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dosch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dosch in 1956 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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