Desch Family History

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Desch Name Meaning

South German: variant of Tasch, a metonymic occupational name for maker of bags and purses, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a field with irregular angles.

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

Similar surnames: Esch, Deich, Pesch, Dusch, Dosch, Mesch, Dech, Dasch, Pech, Leach

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Desch Family Origin

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Desch Family Occupations

What did your Desch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Desch. 11% of Desch men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Desch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Desch were Clerk and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housework

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Desch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Desch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Desch 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Desch. 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 Desch. For the veterans among your Desch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Desch Life Expectancy

What is the average Desch lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Desch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Desch in 1953 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Desch 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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