Dersch Family History

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Dersch Name Meaning

Eastern German: from the Slavic personal name Dirslaw. South German: nickname for a foolish person, from Middle High German tœrsch ‘foolish’.

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

Similar surnames: Dorsch, Fersch, Mersch, Hersch, Lersch, Hirsch, Deutsch, Lerch

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Dersch Family Origin

Where is the Dersch family from?

Dersch Family Occupations

What did your Dersch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dersch. The most common Dersch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Dersch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dersch family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Dersch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dersch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dersch 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 584 immigration records available for the last name Dersch. 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 Dersch. For the veterans among your Dersch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dersch Life Expectancy

What is the average Dersch lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dersch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dersch in 1956 was 56, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dersch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dersch 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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