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Ranch Family History

Ranch Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly a respelling of German Rensch or Ränsch, Rantsch, which are probably from a Germanic pet form of a Slavic personal name. The surname is found in English records, but appears to have been taken there from Germany and Switzerland.

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


Similar surnames: Rasch, Rach, Rench, Lynch, Jach, Pach, Branch, Roch, Rance, Drach

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Where is the Ranch family from?

You can see how Ranch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ranch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ranch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Ranch families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Ranch's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ranch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ranch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ranch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ranch. 19% of Ranch men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Ranch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ranch were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Ranch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ranch 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 Ranch. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Ranch. For the veterans among your Ranch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ranch lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ranch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Ranch in 1963 was 78, and 72 in 2004.

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