History of your Surname
Get access to Tosch family records.Start a free trial

Tosch Family History

Tosch Name Meaning

probably a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bouquet of flowers, Middle High German doste, toste. topographic name for someone who lived where wild thyme grew, from the dialect term dost.

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

Similar surnames: Dosch, Bosch, Hosch, Busch, Horch, Tasch, Posch, Rusch, Desch, Forsch

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Tosch family from?

You can see how Tosch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tosch family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Tosch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Tosch families living in Illinois. This was about 48% of all the recorded Tosch's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Tosch families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tosch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tosch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tosch. 28% of Tosch men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Tosch women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tosch were Mechanic and Beautician.

View Census data for Tosch | Data not to scale

*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
  • Truck Driver
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • Inspector
  • New Worker
  • Beautician
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Tosch family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tosch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tosch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Tosch

Passenger Lists

There are 446 immigration records available for the last name Tosch. 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.

View all Tosch immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 492 military records available for the last name Tosch. For the veterans among your Tosch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Tosch military records

You've only scratched the surface of Tosch family history.

Discover More

What is the average Tosch lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tosch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Tosch in 1954 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tosch

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Tosch family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial