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Drach Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German trache drache ‘dragon’ hence probably a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a dragon or a nickname for someone with a fierce or fiery temperament. Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of Polish: possibly of German origin (see 1 above). Americanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Drač: nickname or topographic name from drač ‘thorn bushes’.

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

Similar surnames: Brach, Rach, Dachs, Drath, Krach, Dach, Spach, Roch, Rauch, Dersch

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Where is the Drach family from?

You can see how Drach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Drach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Drach families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Drach families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Drach's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Drach families in 1840.
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What did your Drach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Drach. 32% of Drach men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Drach women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Drach were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Manager
  • New Worker
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Drach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drach 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 900 immigration records available for the last name Drach. 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 981 military records available for the last name Drach. For the veterans among your Drach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Drach lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Drach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Drach in 1955 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

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