Letsch Family History

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Letsch Name Meaning

South German and Swiss: nickname for someone with a large, drooping lower lip, or a slouching gait, cognate with the Swabian dialect word lätsch ‘flabby’, ‘drooping’, ‘slouching’. German: habitational name from any of the places mentioned at Letcher 3.

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

Similar surnames: Fetsch, Pletsch, Reisch, Pesch, Lutsch, Wetsch, Lersch, Tatsch

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Letsch Family Origin

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Letsch Family Occupations

What did your Letsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Letsch family was Iron Moulder. Bar Keeper, Farmer and Fire Insurance Broker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Letsch. The most common Letsch occupation in the USA was Bar Keeper. 20% of Letsch's were Bar Keepers.

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  • Bar Keeper

  • Farmer

  • Fire Insurance Broker

  • Iron Moulder


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

Letsch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Letsch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Letsch 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 842 immigration records available for the last name Letsch. 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 743 military records available for the last name Letsch. For the veterans among your Letsch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Letsch Life Expectancy

What is the average Letsch lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Letsch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Letsch in 1958 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Letsch 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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