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Murch Family History

Murch Name Meaning

English (Devon): nickname for a dwarf, Middle English murch(e). French (Lorraine): nickname for a lethargic, feeble man, from a Middle High German loanword, mursch, murz.

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


Similar surnames: March, Mursch, Mutch, Musch, Urch, Masch, Horch, Murr, Ruch, Burch

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Where is the Murch family from?

You can see how Murch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murch families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 49 Murch families living in Maine. This was about 73% of all the recorded Murch's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Murch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Murch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Murch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Murch. 25% of Murch men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Murch women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murch were Carpenter and Operator.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Operator
    8%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Murch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murch 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Murch. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Murch. For the veterans among your Murch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Murch lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Murch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Murch in 1947 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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