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Wesche Family History

Wesche Name Meaning

North German: from a much altered short form of the personal name Wasmod (see Wachsmuth).

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


Similar surnames: Pesch, Besch, Geschke, Heschke, Peschke, Teschke, Meschke, Weich

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Where is the Wesche family from?

You can see how Wesche families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wesche family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Wesche families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Wesche families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Wesche's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Wesche families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wesche surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wesche ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wesche. 19% of Wesche men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Wesche women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wesche were Bookkeeper and Student Nurse. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Student Nurse
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wesche. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wesche 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 897 immigration records available for the last name Wesche. 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 939 military records available for the last name Wesche. For the veterans among your Wesche ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wesche lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wesche life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wesche in 1962 was 83, and 81 in 2004.

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