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Mech Name Meaning

German: from a short form of any of various Germanic personal names beginning with Mag-, for example Magwart. Polish, Czech, and Sorbian: topographic name from Western Slavic mech ‘moss’. Czech (Mech) and Polish (Miech): possibly a derivative of Czech mech ‘skin’ or Polish miech ‘bag’. Americanized spelling of Hungarian Mécs, probably an occupational name for a candle maker, from mécs ‘wick’.

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

Similar surnames: Mach, Pech, Dech, Cech, Jech, Mich, Lech, Pach, Meck, Rech

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Where is the Mech family from?

You can see how Mech families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mech family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mech families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Mech families living in Louisiana. This was about 41% of all the recorded Mech's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Mech families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mech surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mech ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mech. 25% of Mech men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Mech women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mech were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Mech. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mech 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 776 immigration records available for the last name Mech. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mech. For the veterans among your Mech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mech lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Mech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mech in 1951 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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