Pesch Family History

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Pesch Name Meaning

North German (Lower Rhine): from pesch ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (Latin pascuum), a topographic name for someone living by pastureland, or a habitational name from places so called in the Rhineland and Cologne. Eastern German: from Peš, a Slavic short form of the personal name Peter.

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

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

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Pesch Family Origin

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Pesch Family Occupations

What did your Pesch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pesch. The most common Pesch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Pesch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pesch family was Casket Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Casket Maker


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

Pesch Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Pesch Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pesch 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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