Marsh Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen, Middle English mershe (Old English mersc), or a habitational name from any of various minor places named with this word, for example in Shropshire and Sussex.

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


Similar surnames: March, Mars, Marsch, Garth, Maren, Mears, Marth, Mash, Marmo, Larch

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Marsh Family Origin

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Marsh Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Marsh occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Marsh's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Marsh. A less common occupation for the Marsh family was Labourer.

Source: Census data for Marsh | Data not to scale

Marsh Historical Records

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Marsh Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Marsh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Marsh in 1940 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Marsh

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