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Lech Family History

Lech Name Meaning

Polish Rusyn (mainly from Poland) Czech and Slovak: from the personal name Lech often chosen as a patriotic personal name among Poles. According to Slavic legend three brothers Lech Czech and Rus founded the nations of the Poles Czechs and Russians respectively. In Czech the term Lech denotes a Pole. Compare Leck . North German: nickname for a mean person from Middle Low German lēch ‘low bad mean’.

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

Similar surnames: Lach, Pech, Mech, Cech, Dech, Loch, Rech, Zech, Leach, Lerch

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Where is the Lech family from?

You can see how Lech families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lech family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lech families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lech family living in North Carolina. This was about 33% of all the recorded Lech's in USA. North Carolina and 2 other states had the highest population of Lech families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lech surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lech ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lech. 33% of Lech men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Lech women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lech were Foreman and Clerk. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • New Worker
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lech. 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 Lech. For the veterans among your Lech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lech lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Lech in 1955 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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