History of your Surname
Get access to Horch family records.Start a free trial

Horch Family History

Horch Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a habitational name from Horchheim in the Rhineland, named from Middle High German hork, horec ‘dirt’ + heim ‘home’, ‘dwelling place’. German: topographic name for someone who lived in a swampy place, from Middle High German hor ‘mire’, ‘mud’. German: nickname for an eavesdropper, from Middle High German horchen ‘to listen’.

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


Similar surnames: Hoch, Hosch, Horsch, Hock, Horth, Hirsch, Zoch, Forcht, Roch, Tosch

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Horch family from?

You can see how Horch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Horch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 79 Horch families living in Ohio. This was about 51% of all the recorded Horch's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Horch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Horch. 17% of Horch men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Horch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horch were Farm Operator and Supervisor.

View Census data for Horch | Data not to scale

*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
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Farm Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Supervisor
    12%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Horch family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Horch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Horch

Passenger Lists

There are 764 immigration records available for the last name Horch. 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.

View all Horch immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Horch military records

You've only scratched the surface of Horch family history.

Discover More

What is the average Horch lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Horch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Horch in 1960 was 52, and 58 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horch

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Horch family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial