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Karch Family History

Karch Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized spelling of Karcz. German: metonymic occupational name for a carter, from Middle High German karrech ‘barrow’, ‘two-wheeled cart’. northern or central German variant of Karg.

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


Similar surnames: Karsch, Karsh, Kirch, Katch, Larch, Barch, Kirsch, Rauch, Karcz, Kach

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Where is the Karch family from?

You can see how Karch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karch family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Karch families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Karch families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Karch's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Karch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Karch. 20% of Karch men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Karch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Karch were Mechanic 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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Karch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karch 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 Karch. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Karch. For the veterans among your Karch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karch lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Karch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Karch in 1955 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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