Pech Family History

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Pech Name Meaning

Mayan: nickname from Mayan pech ‘tick’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German pech, German Pech ‘pitch’, ‘tar’, presumably a nickname for someone with exceptionally dark skin or hair, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who prepared, sold, or used pitch. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Pech, Polish pech ‘bad luck’. Czech (also well established in German-speaking lands): from the personal name Pech, a pet form of Petr (see Peter). Catalan: variant spelling of nickname from Catalan pec ‘simple’, ‘naive’.

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

Similar surnames: Peck, Bech, Mech, Pach, Pich, Cech, Lech, Rech, Pesch, Perch

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Pech Family Origin

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Pech Family Occupations

What did your Pech ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pech family was Farming. The most common Pech occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Pech's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Carriage & Sign Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pech.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Carriage & Sign Painter

  • Farming


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Pech Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Pech. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pech 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pech. 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 Pech. For the veterans among your Pech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pech Life Expectancy

What is the average Pech lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Pech in 1951 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pech 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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