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Ferch Name Meaning

German: variant of Ferg. Americanized form of German Förtsch (see Foertsch). Americanized form of German Förch, a habitational name from a place so named, from Old High German word for(a)ha ‘fir tree’. There are several such places in southern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Felch, Perch, Lerch, Horch, Pech, Berch, Forcht, Verch, Beach, Fersch

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Ferch Family Origin

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Ferch Family Occupations

What did your Ferch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ferch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Ferch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ferch family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Brick Mason and Broom Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferch.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Brick Mason

    6%
  • Broom Maker

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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Ferch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ferch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferch 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ferch. 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 Ferch. For the veterans among your Ferch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferch Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferch lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ferch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Ferch in 1952 was 54, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferch 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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