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Larch Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a larch tree or a stand of larches, Middle High German larche. The surname is also found in England, probably taken there from Germany, since the tree was not introduced into England until the mid 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: March, Lerch, Laich, Karch, Barch, Horch, Arch, Lasch, Larche, Kirch

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Where is the Larch family from?

You can see how Larch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Larch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Larch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 19 Larch families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 95% of all the recorded Larch's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Larch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Larch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Larch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Larch. 25% of Larch men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Larch women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Larch were New Worker and Waitress.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Housework
    18%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Larch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Larch 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 572 immigration records available for the last name Larch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Larch. For the veterans among your Larch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Larch lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Larch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Larch in 1961 was 48, and 95 in 2004.

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