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Blach Name Meaning

German: probably a descriptive nickname from Middle High German blach ‘flat’ for someone's appearance (in relation to the face) or topographic place of dwelling. Polish (Błach): from a short form of the personal name Błażej from Latin Blasius (compare Blaz ).

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

Similar surnames: Flach, Blanch, Black, Blech, Bloch, Beach, Brack, Place, Bach, Bench

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Where is the Blach family from?

You can see how Blach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blach families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 78 Blach families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Blach's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Blach families in 1911.
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What did your Blach ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Blach. 60% of Blach men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Blach women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blach were Accountant and Servant. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Accountant

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
  • Housework
  • Book Keeper
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Blach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blach 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Blach. 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 724 military records available for the last name Blach. For the veterans among your Blach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blach lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Blach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Blach in 1964 was 53, and 81 in 2003.

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