Pech Name Meaning

Mayan: nickname from Mayan pech ‘tick’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pech, German Pech ‘pitch’, ‘tar’, presumably a nickname for someone with exceptionally dark skin or hair, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who prepared, sold, or used pitch. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Pech, Polish pech ‘bad luck’. Czech (also well established in German-speaking lands): from the personal name Pech, a pet form of Petr (see Peter). Catalan: variant spelling of nickname from Catalan pec ‘simple’, ‘naive’.

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


Similar surnames: Peck, Bech, Mech, Pach, Pich, Cech, Lech, Rech, Pesch, Perch

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Pech Family Origin

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Pech Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Barber

    9%
  • Carriage & Sign Painter

    9%
  • Farming

    9%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pech family was Farming. The most common Pech occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Pech's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Carriage & Sign Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pech.

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Pech Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Pech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Pech in 1951 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pech

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