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Katch Family History

Katch Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably a variant of Katsch, from Polish tkacz ‘weaver’. German: variant spelling of Kätsch, a habitational name from Ketsch in the Palatinate.

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


Similar surnames: Karch, Asch, Kath, Gatch, Patch, Latch, Walch, Karsh, Kasch, Ketch

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Where is the Katch family from?

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

What did your Katch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Katch. 35% of Katch men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Katch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Katch were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    35%
  • Miner
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    38%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Teacher
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Katch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Katch 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 712 immigration records available for the last name Katch. 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 229 military records available for the last name Katch. For the veterans among your Katch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Katch lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Katch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Katch in 1962 was 66, and 87 in 2004.

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