Belch Family History

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Belch Name Meaning

English: variant of Balch. German: nickname, from Middle High German belche ‘coot’ (bird), for someone who was thought to resemble the bird in some way.

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

Similar surnames: Balch, Kelch, Felch, Welch, Bench, Beach, Bech, Beck, Pech, Beich

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Belch Family Origin

Where is the Belch family from?

Belch Family Occupations

What did your Belch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Belch family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Seamstress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belch. The most common Belch occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Belch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Seamstress

  • Blacksmith


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

Belch Historical Records

What Belch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Belch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belch 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 919 immigration records available for the last name Belch. 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 Card

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

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Belch Life Expectancy

What is the average Belch lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Belch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Belch in 1955 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belch 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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