Loch Family History

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Loch Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German loch ‘hollow’, ‘valley’, ‘hole’. Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a loch or lake, or, according to Black, specifically from Portmore Loch in Eddleston.

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

Similar surnames: Lock, Hoch, Koch, Loh, Moch, Roch, Lech, Zoch, Rock, Horch

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Loch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Loch name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Loch. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Baltic States


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Loch Family Origin

Where is the Loch family from?

Loch Family Occupations

What did your Loch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Loch. A less common occupation for the Loch family was Tailor. The most common Loch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Loch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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

Loch Historical Records

What Loch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Loch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loch 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Loch. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Loch. For the veterans among your Loch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Loch Life Expectancy

What is the average Loch lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Loch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Loch in 1953 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Loch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Loch 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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