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Zech Family History

Zech Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German zæhe, zæch ‘tenacious’. from a short form of the personal name Zacharias.

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

Similar surnames: Zach, Rech, Pech, Zoch, Mech, Cech, Zich, Zych, Rach, Bech

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Where is the Zech family from?

You can see how Zech families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zech family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zech families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Zech families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Zech's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Zech families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zech surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zech ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zech. 27% of Zech men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Zech women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zech were Bookkeeper and Maid. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Zech. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zech 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 Zech. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Zech. For the veterans among your Zech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zech lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Zech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Zech in 1944 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

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