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Arch Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a bridge from Middle English Old French arche ‘arch’ (i.e. of a bridge). English (of Norman origin): shortened form of Arches a habitational name from any of various places in France called Arques (Eure Pas-de-Calais Seine-Maritime). Germanized form of Slovenian Arh: from a shortened form of the personal name Areh an old vernacular form of Henrik (see Henry ). Possibly also Jewish (American): translation into English of Bogen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: March, Auch, Urch, Asch, Ach, Larch, Hatch, Garth, Karch, Roch

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Where is the Arch family from?

You can see how Arch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arch families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 17 Arch families living in Ontario. This was about 85% of all the recorded Arch's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Arch families in 1911.
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What did your Arch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Arch. 100% of Arch men worked as a Carpenter. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Carpenter
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There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Arch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Arch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Arch. For the veterans among your Arch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arch lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Arch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Arch in 1953 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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