Horch Family History

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Horch Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a habitational name from Horchheim in the Rhineland, named from Middle High German hork, horec ‘dirt’ + heim ‘home’, ‘dwelling place’. German: topographic name for someone who lived in a swampy place, from Middle High German hor ‘mire’, ‘mud’. German: nickname for an eavesdropper, from Middle High German horchen ‘to listen’.

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

Similar surnames: Hoch, Hosch, Horsch, Hock, Horth, Hirsch, Zoch, Forcht, Roch, Tosch

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Horch Family Origin

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Horch Family Occupations

What did your Horch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Independent Refugee and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Horch.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Independent Refugee

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Horch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Horch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horch 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 764 immigration records available for the last name Horch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Horch. For the veterans among your Horch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horch Life Expectancy

What is the average Horch lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Horch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Horch in 1960 was 52, and 58 in 2004.

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