Pesch Name Meaning

North German (Lower Rhine): from pesch ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (Latin pascuum), a topographic name for someone living by pastureland, or a habitational name from places so called in the Rhineland and Cologne. Eastern German: from Peš, a Slavic short form of the personal name Peter.

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

Similar surnames: Pasch, Esch, Posch, Pech, Desch, Tesch, Besch, Misch, Kresch, Gesch

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Pesch Family Origin

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Pesch Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Casket Maker


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pesch family was Casket Maker. The most common Pesch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Pesch's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pesch.

Source: Census data for Pesch | Data not to scale

Pesch Historical Records

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Pesch Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Pesch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Pesch in 1962 was 76, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pesch

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