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Bratcher Family History

Bratcher Name Meaning
English: variant of Brach 2, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.Probably a partly Americanized form of Swiss German Bretscher, an occupational name for a sawyer, from Brett ‘plank’, ‘board’ + scher, a reduced form of Scherer ‘cutter’, a derivative of scheren ‘to cut’, ‘sever’.

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

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5,023 Military Records
665 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Bratcher Families

  • Number of Bratcher families
     90 - 178
     31 - 89
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bratcher families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bratcher families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bratcher Family Origin

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Bratcher Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bratcher

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Bratcher Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Bratcher Civil War Service Records

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