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Bisher Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Büscher (see Buescher ).

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


Similar surnames: Disher, Busher, Risher, Bither, Wisher, Bosher, Riser, Booher, Wiser

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Where is the Bisher family from?

You can see how Bisher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bisher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bisher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Bisher families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Bisher's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Bisher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bisher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bisher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bisher. 32% of Bisher men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Bisher women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bisher were Clerk 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 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bisher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bisher 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 413 immigration records available for the last name Bisher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 33,000 military records available for the last name Bisher. For the veterans among your Bisher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bisher lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bisher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bisher in 1959 was 54, and 60 in 2004.

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