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Balich Name Meaning

Croatian (Balic): patronymic from the personal name Bali, a pet form of the personal names Baltazar or Balint. Bosnian (Balic): patronymic from balija, a status term for the lowest rank in a Muslim village.

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


Similar surnames: Barich, Baluch, Lalich, Bolich, Milich, Polich, Bulick, Lulich

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Where is the Balich family from?

You can see how Balich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balich family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Balich families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Balich families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Balich's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Balich families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Miner and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balich. 35% of Balich men worked as a Miner and 20% of Balich women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balich were Baker and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Miner
    35%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Baker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Balich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balich 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 252 immigration records available for the last name Balich. 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 197 military records available for the last name Balich. For the veterans among your Balich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Balich lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Balich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Balich in 1963 was 75, and 78 in 2004.

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