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Resch Name Meaning

German: nickname for a quick lively person from Middle High German resch(e) ‘quick lively’. Compare Raiche . Jewish (from Habsburg Empire): from southern German resch ‘crisp(y) crunchy’ one of surnames distributed at random by Austrian clerks. Germanized form of Slovenian Reš itself of German origin probably the same as 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Rasch, Ruesch, Roesch, Risch, Rusch, Reich, Mesch, Rech, Esch, Rench

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Where is the Resch family from?

You can see how Resch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Resch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Resch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Resch families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Resch's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Resch families in 1840.
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What did your Resch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Resch. 14% of Resch men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Resch women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Resch were Painter and Teacher. .

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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
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Resch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Resch 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Resch. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Resch. For the veterans among your Resch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Resch lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Resch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Resch in 1945 was 55, and 80 in 2004.

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