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Eich Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree. In some cases, it may be a habitational name for someone from any of several places named with this word, for example Eiche or Eichen, or for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an oak.

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


Similar surnames: Esch, Eick, Pich, Rich, Deich, Teich, Eisch, Lich, Licht, Beach

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Where is the Eich family from?

You can see how Eich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eich families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Eich families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Eich's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Eich families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eich. 18% of Eich men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Eich women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eich were Proprietor and Secretary.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Eich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eich 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Eich. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Eich. For the veterans among your Eich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eich lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Eich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Eich in 1946 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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