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Dolch Name Meaning

German:: perhaps from Dolch ‘dagger knife’ (of uncertain origin); presumably a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such weapons or perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually carried one. However the vocabulary word was not recorded before 1512 and the surname may alternatively be a variant of Dolge . variant of Dolen .

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


Similar surnames: Delph, Polich, Dosch, Horch, Desch, Balch, Roch, Moch, Doll, Couch

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Where is the Dolch family from?

You can see how Dolch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dolch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dolch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Dolch families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Dolch's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dolch families in 1911.
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What did your Dolch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dolch. 22% of Dolch men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Dolch women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dolch were Attendant and Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Attendant
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dolch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dolch 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 281 immigration records available for the last name Dolch. 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 771 military records available for the last name Dolch. For the veterans among your Dolch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dolch lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Dolch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dolch in 1963 was 77, and 71 in 2004.

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