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Wach Name Meaning

Polish and Sorbian: from a short form of any of various personal names beginning with Wa- e.g. Polish Wacław (see Vaclav ) and Wawrziniec (see Wawro ). German: from the medieval personal name Wahho (Old High German wachar wakar) ‘vigilant watchful’.

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

Similar surnames: Mach, Pach, Jach, Lach, Gach, Bach, Wacha, Wich, Rach, Zach

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Where is the Wach family from?

You can see how Wach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wach families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Wach family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Wach's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wach families in 1840.
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What did your Wach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wach. 27% of Wach men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Wach women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wach were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wach 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 Wach. 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 Wach. For the veterans among your Wach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wach lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wach in 1949 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

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