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Scotch Family History

Scotch Name Meaning

English and Irish: ethnic name for someone from Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Scott, Scotto, Sconce, Booth, Schach, Smock, Coach, Shock, Slough

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Where is the Scotch family from?

You can see how Scotch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scotch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Scotch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Scotch families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Scotch's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Scotch families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scotch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scotch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scotch. 57% of Scotch men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Scotch women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scotch were Foreman 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

  • Laborer
    57%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Miner
    10%
  • Foreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Secretary
    34%
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What Scotch family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Scotch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scotch 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 406 immigration records available for the last name Scotch. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Scotch. For the veterans among your Scotch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scotch lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Scotch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Scotch in 1943 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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