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Bucher Family History

Bucher Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Butcher. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle High German buoche ‘beech tree’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. German: habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Buch. French (Bûcher): occupational name for a logger or woodsman, from a derivative of buche ‘log’.

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


Similar surnames: Buche, Buchner, Becher, Bacher, Kucher, Buscher, Buchen, Butcher

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Where is the Bucher family from?

You can see how Bucher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bucher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bucher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 72 Bucher families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 53% of all the recorded Bucher's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bucher families in 1840.
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What did your Bucher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bucher. 18% of Bucher men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Bucher women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bucher were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Bucher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bucher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Bucher. 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 Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Bucher. For the veterans among your Bucher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bucher lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bucher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1957. The average life expectancy for Bucher in 1943 was 61, and 72 in 2004.

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