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Zach Family History

Zach Name Meaning

German and Czech: from the personal name Zach a short form of Zacharias or in Czech Zachariáš. German: nickname from Middle High German zāch zæhe ‘tenacious stubborn’.

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

Similar surnames: Bach, Zech, Pach, Hach, Rach, Gach, Lach, Zoch, Mach, Zich

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Where is the Zach family from?

You can see how Zach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Zach families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Zach families living in Minnesota. This was about 26% of all the recorded Zach's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Zach families in 1880.
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What did your Zach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zach. 31% of Zach men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Zach women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zach were Farming and Assembler. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Foreman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Assembler
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Zach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zach 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zach. 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 Zach. For the veterans among your Zach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zach lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Zach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Zach in 1949 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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