Bratcher Family History
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Bratcher Name Meaning
English: variant of Brach 2, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Probably a partly Americanized form of Swiss German Bretscher, an occupational name for a sawyer, from Brett ‘plank’, ‘board’ + scher, a reduced form of Scherer ‘cutter’, a derivative of scheren ‘to cut’, ‘sever’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press