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

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Perch Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    9%
  • Brassfinisher

    5%
  • Carter Coal Trade

    5%
  • Castrator

    5%

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

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Perch Historical Records

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Perch Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Perch

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