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Origins of the Balch surname

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About the Balchs

We have a total number of 5265 records for people with the last name Balch.

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Where do most Balchs live?

In 1921, most Balchs lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Balchs

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 3,940 records for the Balch surname. The oldest one dates back to 1840.

Who were Balchs most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Balch first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Balchs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Balchs in 1921




Domestic Servant




Cook Domestic


Common Male occupations for Balchs in 1921






General Labourer




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