Marsh Family History

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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

What did your Marsh ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Marsh. 3% of Marsh men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Marsh women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Marsh were Bricklayer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Marsh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 756,000 census records available for the last name Marsh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marsh 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 57,000 immigration records available for the last name Marsh. 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 92,000 military records available for the last name Marsh. For the veterans among your Marsh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Marsh Life Expectancy

What is the average Marsh lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Marsh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Marsh 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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