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Loerch Name Meaning

Swiss German (Lörch): nickname for a left-handed or clumsy person, from Middle High German lerz ‘left’, East Franconian lorz.

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


Similar surnames: Lerch, Loesch, Roesch, Horch, Moench, Perch, Loch, Larch, Lech

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Where is the Loerch family from?

You can see how Loerch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loerch family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Loerch families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Loerch families living in Ontario. This was about 88% of all the recorded Loerch's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Loerch families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Loerch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Loerch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Loerch. 34% of Loerch men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
    34%
  • Farming
    34%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Manager
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    100%
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What Loerch family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Loerch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Loerch 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 123 immigration records available for the last name Loerch. 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 183 military records available for the last name Loerch. For the veterans among your Loerch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loerch lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Loerch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Loerch in 1961 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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