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Kosch Family History

Kosch Name Meaning

probably from a short form Mikusch or Nikusch, Slavic forms of Nicholas, or a short form of Jakusch, a Slavic form of Jacob. metonymic occupational name for a basketmaker, from Sorbian koš ‘basket’.

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


Similar surnames: Kusch, Posch, Hosch, Kasch, Gosch, Kosich, Kosik, Koch, Losch, Tosch

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Where is the Kosch family from?

You can see how Kosch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kosch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kosch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Kosch families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Kosch's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kosch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kosch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kosch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kosch. 37% of Kosch men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Kosch women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kosch were New Worker and Operator.

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    24%
  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Operator
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 739 immigration records available for the last name Kosch. 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 Kosch. For the veterans among your Kosch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kosch lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kosch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Kosch in 1957 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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