Berch Family History

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Berch Name Meaning

Shortened form of Dutch van den Berch, a variant of Vandenberg. Variant of German Bercht, from a short form of the personal names Berthold or Albrecht (see Albert).

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

Similar surnames: Ferch, Besch, Berck, Burch, Bergh, Perch, Barch, Weich, Berry, Hersch

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Berch Family Origin

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Berch Family Occupations

What did your Berch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clerk, Coal Miner and Engine Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berch. A less common occupation for the Berch family was Engineer Lab (E&M). The most common Berch occupation in the UK was Clerk. 10% of Berch's were Clerks.

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  • Clerk

  • Coal Miner

  • Engine Driver

  • Engineer Lab (E&M)


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

Berch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Berch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berch 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Berch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Berch. For the veterans among your Berch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berch Life Expectancy

What is the average Berch lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Berch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Berch in 1950 was 42, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berch 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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