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Lach Family History

Lach Name Meaning

Ukrainian Belorussian and Polish: ethnic name from East Slavic Lach ‘Pole’. This term is used in Czech and Slovak to denote the inhabitants of the northeastern part of Moravia near the Polish border. German: topographic name from Middle High German lāche ‘boundary marker’ or lache ‘pond’ or from a place called with either of these words. Germanized form of Slovenian Lah .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mach, Bach, Lech, Pach, Vlach, Jach, Wach, Zach, Rach, Flach

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Where is the Lach family from?

You can see how Lach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lach families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lach family living in Michigan. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lach's in USA. Michigan and 2 other states had the highest population of Lach families in 1840.
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What did your Lach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lach. 30% of Lach men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Lach women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lach were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Inspector
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Lach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lach 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lach. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Lach. For the veterans among your Lach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lach lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lach in 1957 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

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