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Lerch Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German lerche, German Lerche ‘lark’, probably a nickname for someone with a good singing voice, or a metonymic occupational name for a bird-catcher. As a Jewish surname, it is most probably ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Larch, Pech, Lersch, Perch, Karch, Horch, Loerch, Ferch, Lerche, Lech

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Lerch Family Origin

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Lerch Family Occupations

What did your Lerch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lerch. A less common occupation for the Lerch family was Carpenter. The most common Lerch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Lerch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lerch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lerch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lerch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lerch 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Lerch. 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 Lerch. For the veterans among your Lerch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lerch Life Expectancy

What is the average Lerch lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lerch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Lerch in 1944 was 24, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lerch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lerch 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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