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Discher Name Meaning

North German and East German: occupational name for a carpenter or joiner Middle Low German discher from disch ‘table’. Compare Tischler .

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


Similar surnames: Disher, Dischler, Fischer, Doscher, Dicker, Wischer, Wascher

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Where is the Discher family from?

You can see how Discher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Discher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Discher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 25 Discher families living in Missouri. This was about 20% of all the recorded Discher's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Discher families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Discher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Discher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Discher. 28% of Discher men worked as a Farmer and 46% of Discher women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Discher were Salesman 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
    28%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    46%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • Stenographer
    28%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Discher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Discher 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 888 immigration records available for the last name Discher. 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 702 military records available for the last name Discher. For the veterans among your Discher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Discher lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Discher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Discher in 1958 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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