Chesher Family History

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Chesher Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Cheshire.

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

Similar surnames: Cheshier, Chessher, Chesser, Chester, Chesshir, Chessor, Chesler

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Chesher Family Origin

Where is the Chesher family from?

Chesher Family Occupations

What did your Chesher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chesher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Chesher's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chesher family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chesher.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chesher ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chesher Historical Records

What Chesher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Chesher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chesher 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 340 immigration records available for the last name Chesher. 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 660 military records available for the last name Chesher. For the veterans among your Chesher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chesher Life Expectancy

What is the average Chesher lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Chesher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Chesher in 1957 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chesher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chesher 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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