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Spach Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German spach ‘dry’, ‘bone-dry’, ‘a stick’; perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived in a very dry place, or a nickname for a thin person.

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


Similar surnames: Spath, Speich, Drach, Pech, Speck, Such, Stauch, Beach, Kach, Stich

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Where is the Spach family from?

You can see how Spach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spach families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Spach family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Spach's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Spach families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spach surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Spach. 21% of Spach men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Spach women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spach were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    21%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    34%
  • Textle Worke
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Spach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spach 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 435 immigration records available for the last name Spach. 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 525 military records available for the last name Spach. For the veterans among your Spach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spach lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Spach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Spach in 1958 was 65, and 67 in 2004.

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