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Flach Name Meaning

nickname (especially in the Silesian-Bohemian area) from Czech Vlach ‘foreigner’, denoting specifically someone who spoke a Romance language, in particular an Italian. topographic name for someone living in flat terrain, from Middle Low German vlak ‘flat’, or a nickname for a superficial or silly person, from the same word in the sense ‘shallow’. metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, from Middle High German vlach ‘smooth’, ‘straight’. It is recorded as a surname in Bavaria around 1500.

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

Similar surnames: Flath, Flack, Flasch, Lach, Vlach, Flash, Blach, Slack, Hach, Loch

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Where is the Flach family from?

You can see how Flach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flach families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Flach family living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Flach's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Flach families in 1840.
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What did your Flach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Flach. 22% of Flach men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Flach women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flach were Carpenter 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
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Flach. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Flach. For the veterans among your Flach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Flach lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Flach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Flach in 1949 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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