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Letsch Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: 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 Letsch near Bensberg Rhineland or from any of various other similarly named places (see Letscher ).

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

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

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Where is the Letsch family from?

You can see how Letsch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Letsch family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Letsch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Letsch families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Letsch's in USA. New York had the highest population of Letsch families in 1880.
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What did your Letsch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Letsch. 22% of Letsch men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Letsch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Letsch were Inspector and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Laborer
  • Inspector

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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