Ranch Family History

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Ranch Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly a respelling of German Rensch or Ränsch, Rantsch, which are probably from a Germanic pet form of a Slavic personal name. The surname is found in English records, but appears to have been taken there from Germany and Switzerland.

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


Similar surnames: Rasch, Rach, Rench, Lynch, Jach, Pach, Branch, Roch, Rance, Drach

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Ranch Family Origin

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Ranch Family Occupations

What did your Ranch ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ranch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Ranch's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ranch family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ranch.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Butcher

    3%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Ranch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ranch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ranch 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ranch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ranch. For the veterans among your Ranch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ranch Life Expectancy

What is the average Ranch lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ranch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Ranch in 1963 was 78, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ranch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ranch 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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