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Urch Family History

Urch Name Meaning

English (Somerset): unexplained; possibly a shortened form of Urchfont, name of a place in Wiltshire, which is named with the Old English personal name Eohric + funta ‘spring’, ‘well’. Germanized spelling of Slovenian Urh, from the personal name Urh, Slovenian vernacular form of Ulrik, German Udalrich.

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


Similar surnames: Urich, Urbach, Arch, Burch, Brach, Birch, Ure, Brich, Burck, Murch

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Where is the Urch family from?

You can see how Urch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Urch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Urch families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Urch families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Urch's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Urch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Urch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Urch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Urch. 39% of Urch men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    39%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Plumber
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    100%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Urch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Urch 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 931 immigration records available for the last name Urch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Urch. For the veterans among your Urch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Urch lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Urch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Urch in 1963 was 74, and 70 in 2004.

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