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Frech Family History

Frech Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: nickname from Middle High German vrech ‘eager’, ‘bold’, ‘brave’.

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

Similar surnames: Krech, Ruch, Rech, Pech, Frisch, Drach, Fersch, Fruth, Freis, Frosch

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Where is the Frech family from?

You can see how Frech families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Frech family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Frech families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Frech family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Frech's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Frech families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Frech surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Frech ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Frech. 17% of Frech men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Frech women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Frech were Salesman and Nurse.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Frech. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frech 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 Frech. 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 Frech. For the veterans among your Frech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Frech lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Frech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Frech in 1960 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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