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Bacher Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German bach ‘stream’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant, or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, for example Bach or Bachern. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Bachar. Danish: probably of German origin (see 1). Respelling of Norwegian Bakker, a habitational name from any of the farmsteads so named (see Back). English: variant of Baker.

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


Similar surnames: Backer, Becher, Bucher, Bachar, Bache, Ascher, Bracher, Blacher

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Where is the Bacher family from?

You can see how Bacher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bacher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bacher families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Bacher families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bacher's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Bacher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bacher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bacher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bacher. 20% of Bacher men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Bacher women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bacher were Machinist 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
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bacher. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bacher. For the veterans among your Bacher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bacher lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bacher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bacher in 1955 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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