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Latch Name Meaning

variant of Leach 2. topographic name from an Old English element læcc, lecc ‘boggy stream’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Lach Dennis or Lache in Cheshire.

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


Similar surnames: Hatch, Leach, Lynch, March, Plath, Laich, Lach, Patch, Katch, Fitch

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Where is the Latch family from?

You can see how Latch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Latch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Latch families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Latch families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 68% of all the recorded Latch's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Latch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Latch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Latch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Latch. 32% of Latch men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Latch women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Latch were Attendant 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
    32%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Attendant
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Maid
    16%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Latch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Latch 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 432 immigration records available for the last name Latch. 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 Latch. For the veterans among your Latch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Latch lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Latch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Latch in 1961 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

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