Trench Family History

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Trench Name Meaning

English and Scottish (of French origin): habitational name from La Tranche in Poitou, so named from the Old French topographical term trenche, a derivative of the verb trenchier ‘to cut’, which denoted both a ditch and a track cut through a forest. The term is also found in Middle English, and in some cases the surname could be of topographic origin or from minor place, such as The Trench in Kent, named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: French, Trent, Bench, Creech, Branch, Tench, Rench, Breech, Wrench

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Trench Family Origin

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Trench Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Common Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trench. A less common occupation for the Trench family was Book Maker. The most common Trench occupation in the USA was Farmer. 10% of Trench's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Common Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Book Maker


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Trench Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Trench. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trench census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Trench. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Trench. For the veterans among your Trench ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Trench Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Trench life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Trench in 1961 was 76, and 82 in 2004.

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