Horch Family History

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Horch Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a habitational name from Horchheim in the Rhineland, named from Middle High German hork, horec ‘dirt’ + heim ‘home’, ‘dwelling place’. German: topographic name for someone who lived in a swampy place, from Middle High German hor ‘mire’, ‘mud’. German: nickname for an eavesdropper, from Middle High German horchen ‘to listen’.

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


Similar surnames: Hoch, Hosch, Horsch, Hock, Horth, Hirsch, Zoch, Forcht, Roch, Tosch

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Horch Family Origin

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Horch Family Occupations

What did your Horch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Horch. 17% of Horch men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Horch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horch were Farm Operator and Supervisor

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Farm Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Supervisor
    12%

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

Horch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Horch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horch 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 764 immigration records available for the last name Horch. 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 Horch. For the veterans among your Horch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horch Life Expectancy

What is the average Horch lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Horch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Horch in 1960 was 52, and 58 in 2004.

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