Zech Family History

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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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Zech Family Origin

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Zech Family Occupations

What did your Zech ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Zech occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Zech's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zech. A less common occupation for the Zech family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Zech Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Zech Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zech

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zech 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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