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