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Pesch Name Meaning

North German (Lower Rhine): from pesch ‘pasture meadow’ (from Latin pascuum) a topographic name for someone living by pastureland or a habitational name from either of two places so called in the Rhineland and suburb of Cologne. Germanized form of Sorbian Pěš: from a vernacular form of the Lower Sorbian personal name Pětš an equivalent of Peter .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Pasch, Esch, Posch, Pech, Desch, Tesch, Besch, Misch, Kresch, Gesch

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Where is the Pesch family from?

You can see how Pesch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pesch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Pesch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 35 Pesch families living in Wisconsin. This was about 23% of all the recorded Pesch's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Pesch families in 1880.
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What did your Pesch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pesch. 34% of Pesch men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Pesch women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pesch were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pesch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pesch 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Pesch. 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 Pesch. For the veterans among your Pesch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pesch lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Pesch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Pesch in 1962 was 76, and 75 in 2004.

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