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Picht Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname for an aggressive person, from Middle Low German pichte ‘strife’, ‘fight’, or a topographic name in the former Slavic Wendland region near Hannover.

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

Similar surnames: Pich, Licht, Wicht, Lucht, Recht, Pick, Pecht, Pracht, Picha, Piche

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Where is the Picht family from?

You can see how Picht families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Picht family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Picht families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Picht families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Picht's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Picht families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Picht surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Picht ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Picht. 31% of Picht men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Manager
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Picht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Picht 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 220 immigration records available for the last name Picht. 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 Picht. For the veterans among your Picht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Picht lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Picht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Picht in 1953 was 36, and 83 in 2003.

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