Murch Family History

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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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Murch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Murch name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • France

    5%

  • Norway

    4%

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Murch Family Origin

Where is the Murch family from?

Murch Family Occupations

What did your Murch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Murch family was Carpenter. The most common Murch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Murch's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murch.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Murch Historical Records

What Murch family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Murch Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Murch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Murch 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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