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Walch Family History

Walch Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Welsh . German: from the personal name Walcho. German: ethnic name a variant of Wahl

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Welch, Wall, Asch, Pach, Masch, Rauch, Wack, Wald, Walck, Tasch

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Where is the Walch family from?

You can see how Walch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Walch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 186 Walch families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Walch's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Walch families in 1911.
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What did your Walch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Walch. 31% of Walch men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Walch women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walch were Machinist and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
  • Farmer
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Walch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walch 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Walch. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Walch. For the veterans among your Walch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walch lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Walch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Walch in 1951 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

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