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Belcher Name Meaning

(of Norman origin): nickname from Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + chere ‘face’, ‘countenance’. Although it originally meant ‘face’, the word chere later came to mean also ‘demeanor’, ‘disposition’ (hence English cheer), and the nickname may thus also have denoted a person of pleasant, cheerful disposition. There has been some confusion with Bowser. nickname for someone given to belching. See Balch.

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


Similar surnames: Becher, Bacher, Butcher, Peacher, Fulcher, Boucher, Beacher, Pelcher

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Belcher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Belcher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Belcher. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    55%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    2%

  • Norway

    2%

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Belcher Family Origin

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Belcher Family Occupations

What did your Belcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belcher. The most common Belcher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Belcher's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Belcher family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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Belcher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Belcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belcher 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Belcher. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Belcher. For the veterans among your Belcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Belcher lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Belcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Belcher in 1941 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belcher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belcher ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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