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Horsch Name Meaning

German (also Hörsch): topographic name from a dialect form of Middle High German horst, hurst ‘undergrowth’, ‘brushwood’, of Slavic origin in eastern regions, e.g. the place name Horscha (Lausitz).

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


Similar surnames: Horch, Hosch, Hirsch, Forsch, Morsch, Hersch, Dorsch, Harsch, Borsch

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Where is the Horsch family from?

You can see how Horsch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horsch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Horsch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Horsch families living in Wisconsin. This was about 22% of all the recorded Horsch's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Horsch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horsch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Horsch. 17% of Horsch men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Horsch women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horsch were Polisher and Clerk.

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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
    17%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Polisher
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Horsch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horsch 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 730 immigration records available for the last name Horsch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Horsch. For the veterans among your Horsch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horsch lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Horsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Horsch in 1958 was 60, and 75 in 2004.

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