Lerche Family History

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Lerche Name Meaning

Danish: from Lærkia, a medieval nickname meaning ‘lark’. Danish: habitational name from a place in Westphalia, Germany. German: variant of Lerch.

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

Similar surnames: Lerch, Ferch, Esche, Lence, Zercher, Leece, Leriche, Letcher, Loesche

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Lerche Family Origin

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Lerche Family Occupations

What did your Lerche ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lerche. 28% of Lerche men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Lerche women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lerche were Chauffeur and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Chauffeur

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Operator

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

Lerche Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lerche. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lerche 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lerche. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lerche. For the veterans among your Lerche ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lerche Life Expectancy

What is the average Lerche lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Lerche life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Lerche in 1948 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lerche 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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