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Bircher Family History

Bircher Name Meaning

South German, Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from Middle High German birche ‘birch’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. English: habitational name from Birchover in Derbyshire or Bircher in Hereford, both named as from Old English birce ‘birch’ + ofer ‘ridge’.

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


Similar surnames: Eicher, Bicker, Kircher, Witcher, Kirchner, Birkner, Bracher, Bichler

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Where is the Bircher family from?

You can see how Bircher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bircher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bircher families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Bircher family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Bircher's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bircher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bircher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bircher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bircher. 23% of Bircher men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Bircher women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bircher were Clerk and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Typist
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bircher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bircher 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 990 immigration records available for the last name Bircher. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bircher. For the veterans among your Bircher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bircher lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bircher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bircher in 1954 was 56, and 57 in 2004.

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