Walch Family History

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Walch Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Walsh. German: from the personal name Walcho. German: ethnic name, a variant of Wahl 1.

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


Similar surnames: Welch, Wall, Asch, Pach, Masch, Rauch, Wack, Wald, Walck, Tasch

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Walch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walch name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Walch. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    13%

  • Norway

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Walch Family Origin

Where is the Walch family from?

Walch Family Occupations

What did your Walch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Walch family was Farming. The most common Walch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Walch's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walch.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Walch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Walch Historical Records

What Walch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Walch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walch 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Walch. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Walch. For the veterans among your Walch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walch Life Expectancy

What is the average Walch lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Walch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Walch in 1951 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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