Lech Family History

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Lech Name Meaning

Polish and Czech: from the personal name Lech, often chosen as a patriotic 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. North German: from a byname for a mean person, from Middle Low German lech ‘low’, ‘bad’, ‘mean’.

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

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

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Lech Family Origin

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Lech Family Occupations

What did your Lech ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lech family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lech. The most common Lech occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Lech's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Carpenter


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Lech Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lech. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lech census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Lech Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lech ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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