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Pouch Family History

Pouch Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a pouch maker (see Poucher). Polish: possibly a nickname for a shirker, from a derivative of pouchylac sie ‘to avoid one’s duties’, ‘shirk’.

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


Similar surnames: Couch, Pech, Poche, Puch, Losch, Moch, Duch, Paduch, Such, Osuch

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Where is the Pouch family from?

You can see how Pouch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pouch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pouch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Pouch family living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Pouch's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Pouch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pouch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pouch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Pouch. 25% of Pouch men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Undertaker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pouch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pouch 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 589 immigration records available for the last name Pouch. 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 454 military records available for the last name Pouch. For the veterans among your Pouch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pouch lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pouch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pouch in 1957 was 56, and 46 in 2004.

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