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Brauch Family History

Brauch Name Meaning

South German: from a derivative of Middle High German bruchen ‘to enjoy’, hence a nickname for a gourmet or self-indulgent person.

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


Similar surnames: Rauch, Bauch, Brach, Bruch, Ruch, Rausch, Gauch, Drach, Brush, Mauch

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Where is the Brauch family from?

You can see how Brauch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brauch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Brauch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 20 Brauch families living in Quebec. This was about 51% of all the recorded Brauch's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Brauch families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brauch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brauch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brauch. 27% of Brauch men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Brauch women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brauch were Salesman 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Laundress
    9%
  • Servant
    7%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Brauch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brauch 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 766 immigration records available for the last name Brauch. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Brauch. For the veterans among your Brauch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brauch lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brauch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Brauch in 1953 was 35, and 85 in 2004.

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