Perch Family History

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Perch Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Pertsch, South German form of Bertsch, or possibly an altered spelling of Bavarian Pförtsch, presumably a humorous nickname from Middle High German verz, vorz ‘fart’.

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

Similar surnames: Pech, Ferch, Peach, Lerch, Pesch, Berch, Petch, Karch, Dersch, Horch

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Perch Family Origin

Where is the Perch family from?

Perch Family Occupations

What did your Perch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Brassfinisher and Carter Coal Trade were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Perch. The most common Perch occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 9% of Perch's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Perch family was Castrator.

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  • Annuitant

  • Brassfinisher

  • Carter Coal Trade

  • Castrator


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

Perch Historical Records

What Perch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Perch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Perch 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Perch. 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 666 military records available for the last name Perch. For the veterans among your Perch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Perch Life Expectancy

What is the average Perch lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Perch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Perch in 1956 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Perch 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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