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Ochs Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German ohse German Ochs ‘ox’; probably a nickname for a strong or lumbering individual or a metonymic occupational name for someone who tended or drove oxen or for a cattle dealer. In some cases the surname was a habitational name referring to an inn with the sign of an ox. As a Jewish name it is often artificial.

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

Similar surnames: Fuchs, Oss, Dachs, Wachs, Sachs, Zoch, Och, Fochs, Kuhs, Ruhs

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Where is the Ochs family from?

You can see how Ochs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ochs family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ochs families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Ochs families living in Sussex. This was about 60% of all the recorded Ochs's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Ochs families in 1891.
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What did your Ochs ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ochs. 56% of Ochs women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Means
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ochs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Ochs. For the veterans among your Ochs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ochs lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ochs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ochs in 1947 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

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