Porch Family History

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Porch Name Meaning

Variant of North German Borch (a variant of Burg) or of Porsch (see Borsch 2).

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

Similar surnames: Porche, Porsch, Poarch, Poch, Porth, Berch, Losch, Roch, Korch, Mosch

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Porch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Porch name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Porch Family Origin

Where is the Porch family from?

Porch Family Occupations

What did your Porch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Laundress and Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Porch. The most common Porch occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Porch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Porch family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laundress

  • Mason

  • Labourer


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

Porch Historical Records

What Porch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Porch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Porch 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 Porch. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Porch. For the veterans among your Porch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Porch Life Expectancy

What is the average Porch lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Porch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Porch in 1942 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Porch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Porch 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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