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Wach Name Meaning

Polish: from a short form of any of various Polish personal names beginning with Wa-, e.g. Waclaw (see Vacek) and Wawrziniec, Polish form of Latin Laurentius (see Lawrence). German (of Slavic origin): from a pet form of Wenzel.

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


Similar surnames: Mach, Pach, Jach, Lach, Gach, Bach, Wacha, Wich, Rach, Zach

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Where is the Wach family from?

You can see how Wach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wach families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 15 Wach families living in Manitoba. This was about 35% of all the recorded Wach's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Wach families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wach surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wach ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Wach. 38% of Wach men worked as a Labourer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    38%
  • Farmer
    38%
  • Farmers Son
    25%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wach 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wach. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wach. For the veterans among your Wach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wach lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wach in 1949 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

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