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Mesch Family History

Mesch Name Meaning

German and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a brazier, from Middle High German mess(e), Yiddish mesh ‘brass’. German: variant of Mersch.

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


Similar surnames: Masch, Mersch, Mensch, Pech, Meth, Desch, Esch, Pesch, Dersch, Gesch

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Where is the Mesch family from?

You can see how Mesch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mesch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Mesch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Mesch families living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mesch's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Mesch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mesch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mesch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mesch. 19% of Mesch men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Mesch women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mesch were Proprietor and Stenographer. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Maid
    24%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mesch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mesch 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 649 immigration records available for the last name Mesch. 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 669 military records available for the last name Mesch. For the veterans among your Mesch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mesch lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mesch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mesch in 1963 was 67, and 70 in 2004.

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