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Kirch Family History

Kirch Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German kirche ‘church’, hence a topographic name for someone living by a church or a occupational nickname from someone employed by the church.

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


Similar surnames: Kirsch, Birch, Karch, Hirsch, Horch, Larch, Kach, Eisch, Kirk, Kisch

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Where is the Kirch family from?

You can see how Kirch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kirch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kirch families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kirch family living in Georgia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kirch's in the USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Kirch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kirch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kirch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kirch. 15% of Kirch men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Kirch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kirch were Carpenter and Bookkeeper.

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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What Kirch family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kirch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kirch 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kirch. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kirch. For the veterans among your Kirch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kirch lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kirch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kirch in 1955 was 56, and 85 in 2004.

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