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Petch Family History

Petch Name Meaning

English: variant of Peach. Americanized spelling of German Petsch.

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

Similar surnames: Peach, Patch, Fetch, Perch, Pech, Ketch, Leetch, Beech, Partch, Beach

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Where is the Petch family from?

You can see how Petch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Petch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Petch families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Petch families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Petch's in USA. New York had the highest population of Petch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Petch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Petch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Petch. 31% of Petch men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Petch women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Petch were Farmer and Comptometer Operator. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Comptometer Operator
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Petch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Petch 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Petch. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Petch. For the veterans among your Petch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Petch lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2002, in the United States, Petch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Petch in 1961 was 59, and 62 in 2002.

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