Lersch Family History

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Lersch Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of leather pants, stockings, and boots, from Middle Low German lerse, contracted form of lederse ‘made of leather’, adjective from Leder ‘leather’.

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

Similar surnames: Lerch, Mersch, Losch, Hersch, Dersch, Fersch, Loesch, Letsch, Wetsch

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Lersch Family Origin

Where is the Lersch family from?

Lersch Family Occupations

What did your Lersch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lersch occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 10% of Lersch's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Lersch family was Keeping House. Blacksmith, Farmer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lersch.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Keeping House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lersch ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lersch Historical Records

What Lersch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lersch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lersch 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 472 immigration records available for the last name Lersch. 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 634 military records available for the last name Lersch. For the veterans among your Lersch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lersch Life Expectancy

What is the average Lersch lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Lersch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Lersch in 1961 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lersch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lersch 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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