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Musch Name Meaning

North German (Müsch): topographic name meaning ‘bog’, or habitational name from a place called Müsch in the Eifel. Dutch and German: nickname meaning ‘house sparrow’, perhaps given to a busy person or a small, weak man.

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


Similar surnames: Rusch, Dusch, Masch, Busch, Lusch, Misch, Pesch, Musco, Much, Such

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Where is the Musch family from?

You can see how Musch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Musch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Musch families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Musch families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Musch's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Musch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Musch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Musch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Musch. 20% of Musch men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Musch women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Musch were Farm Operator and Secretary.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farm Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Musch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Musch 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 932 immigration records available for the last name Musch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Musch. For the veterans among your Musch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Musch lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Musch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Musch in 1956 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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