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Rench Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English wrench ‘trick wile deceit’ (Old English wrenc) perhaps used for a deceitful person. Americanized form of German and Swiss German Rentsch 1 and of Sorbian Rjenč R'entš and Rentš or their Germanized form Rentsch

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


Similar surnames: Wrench, Bench, French, Ranch, Rencher, Peach, Rech, Resch, Renck

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Where is the Rench family from?

You can see how Rench families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rench family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rench families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Rench families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Rench's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rench families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rench surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rench ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rench. 22% of Rench men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Rench women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rench were Salesman and Cook. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Painter
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Candy Packer
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Cook
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 450 immigration records available for the last name Rench. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rench. For the veterans among your Rench ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rench lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rench life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rench in 1952 was 47, and 83 in 2004.

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