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Becher Family History

Becher Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a maker of wooden vessels a shortened form of Becherer the loss of the final syllable having occurred in the 15th century. German: occupational name for someone who distilled or worked with pitch for example in making vessels watertight from an agent derivative of Middle High German bech pech ‘pitch’. Scandinavian: either of German origin (see 1 and 2 above) or a variant of Becker . Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish bekher ‘cup’. English: variant of Beecher a topographic name for a ‘dweller by the beech tree’ itself a variant of Beech with the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Bucher, Bacher, Brecher, Pecher, Becker, Bechler, Kocher, Recher

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Where is the Becher family from?

You can see how Becher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Becher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Becher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 9 Becher families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Becher's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Becher families in 1840.
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What did your Becher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Becher. 13% of Becher men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Becher women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Becher were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Becher. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Becher. For the veterans among your Becher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Becher lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Becher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Becher in 1957 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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