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Lech Name Meaning

Polish and Czech: from the personal name Lech, often chosen as a patriotic name among Poles. According to Slavic legend, three brothers, Lech, Czech, and Rus, founded the nations of the Poles, Czechs, and Russians respectively. In Czech the term Lech denotes a Pole. North German: from a byname for a mean person, from Middle Low German lech ‘low’, ‘bad’, ‘mean’.

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


Similar surnames: Lach, Pech, Mech, Cech, Dech, Loch, Rech, Zech, Leach, Lerch

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Where is the Lech family from?

You can see how Lech families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lech family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lech families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 15 Lech families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Lech's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lech families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lech surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lech ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lech. 33% of Lech men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Lech women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lech were Foreman and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Foreman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Lech lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Lech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Lech in 1955 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

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