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Rach Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German rach ‘rough stiff’ a nickname for someone affected by hard work or a topographic name from the same word in the sense ‘steep rough’. Czech Polish and Sorbian: from a pet form of the personal names beginning with Ra- especially Slavic names such as Czech Radoslav Polish and Sorbian Radosław (see Rada ).

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

Similar surnames: Bach, Rich, Rech, Hach, Zach, Rasch, Rath, Lach, Rauch, Brach

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Where is the Rach family from?

You can see how Rach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rach families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Rach families living in Wisconsin. This was about 25% of all the recorded Rach's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Rach families in 1880.
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What did your Rach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rach. 23% of Rach men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Rach women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rach were Farming and Secretary. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Laborer
  • Typist
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Rach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rach 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 Rach. 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 Rach. For the veterans among your Rach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rach lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Rach in 1962 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

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