Becher Family History

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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 the German name (see 1 and 2 above) or a variant spelling of Becker. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish bekher ‘cup’. English: topographic name, a variant of Beech with the habitational suffix -er.

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

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

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Becher Family Origin

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Becher Family Occupations

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 US 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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Becher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Becher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Becher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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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Draft Card

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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Becher Life Expectancy

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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