Bach Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Middle High German bach ‘stream’. This surname is established throughout central Europe and in Scandinavia, not just in Germany. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Bach ‘stream’, ‘creek’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Middle English bache. Welsh: distinguishing epithet from Welsh bach ‘little’, ‘small’. Norwegian: Americanized spelling of the topographic name Bakk(e) ‘hillside’ (see Bakke). Polish, Czech, and Slovak: from the personal name Bach, a pet form of Bartomolaeus (Polish Bartlomiej, Czech Bartolomej, Slovak Bartolomej (see Bartholomew) or possibly in some cases of Baltazar or Sebastian).

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


Similar surnames: Back, Beach, Mach, Buch, Bache, Brach, Pach, Hach, Lach, Bacha

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Bach Family Origin

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Bach Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    43%
  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Taylor

    14%

In 1881, Going To School, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bach. The most common Bach occupation in Canada was Going To School. 43% of Bach's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Bach family was Taylor.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Bach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bach in 1940 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bach

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