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Puch Family History

Puch Name Meaning

Polish: nickname for someone who was ‘as light as thistle down’, from puch ‘thistle down’. German: nickname for a stubborn person, from Middle Low German puch ‘stubborness’, ‘defiance’.

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


Similar surnames: Puck, Pech, Ruch, Buch, Pich, Auch, Tuch, Huch, Duch, Pach

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Where is the Puch family from?

You can see how Puch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Puch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Puch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Puch families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 89% of all the recorded Puch's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Puch families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Puch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Puch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Puch. 39% of Puch men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Puch women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Puch were Laborer and Secretary.

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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

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Coal Loader
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    43%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • Secretary
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Puch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Puch 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 771 immigration records available for the last name Puch. 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 849 military records available for the last name Puch. For the veterans among your Puch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Puch lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Puch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Puch in 1959 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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