Ochs Family History

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Ochs Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Ochs ‘ox’, Middle High German ohse; probably a nickname for a strong or lumbering individual, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who tended or drove oxen, or for a cattle dealer. In some cases the surname was a habitational name derived from an inn sign. As a Jewish name it is often ornamental.

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

Similar surnames: Fuchs, Oss, Dachs, Wachs, Sachs, Zoch, Och, Fochs, Kuhs, Ruhs

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Ochs Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ochs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ochs. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Ochs Family Origin

Where is the Ochs family from?

Ochs Family Occupations

What did your Ochs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ochs family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Ochs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Ochs's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ochs.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Ochs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Ochs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ochs 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ochs. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Ochs. For the veterans among your Ochs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ochs Life Expectancy

What is the average Ochs lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ochs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ochs in 1947 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ochs 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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