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Hatch Family History

Hatch Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hatch (Bedfordshire Devon Hampshire Somerset Wiltshire) Hacche in South Molton (Devon) or else a topographic name from residence near a hatch a gate leading to a forest or sometimes a sluice-gate from Middle English hacche ‘gate’ (Old English hæcce Kentish Old English hec(c)). This name has been in Ireland since the 17th century associated with County Meath and the nearby part of Louth.

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

Similar surnames: Latch, Hatcher, Fitch, Balch, Hach, Asch, Patch, Larch, Horch, Laich

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Where is the Hatch family from?

You can see how Hatch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hatch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hatch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 237 Hatch families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Hatch's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hatch families in 1840.
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What did your Hatch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hatch. 14% of Hatch men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hatch women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hatch were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Hatch. 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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There are 48,000 military records available for the last name Hatch. For the veterans among your Hatch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hatch lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hatch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hatch in 1943 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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