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Tesch Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the various Slavic personal names with a first element teš ‘comfort’, ‘consolation’, for example Tešimir (with a second element meaning ‘great’, ‘famous’), Tešislav (where the second element means ‘glory’).

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


Similar surnames: Pesch, Besch, Weich, Gesch, Kusch, Berch, Tech, Stasch, Pech, Misch

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Where is the Tesch family from?

You can see how Tesch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tesch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Tesch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 156 Tesch families living in Wisconsin. This was about 47% of all the recorded Tesch's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Tesch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tesch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tesch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tesch. 32% of Tesch men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Tesch women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tesch were Farming and Seamstress. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Tesch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tesch 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tesch. 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 Tesch. For the veterans among your Tesch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tesch lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Tesch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tesch in 1946 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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