Discher Family History

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Discher Name Meaning

Northern and eastern 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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Discher Family Origin

Where is the Discher family from?

Discher Family Occupations

What did your Discher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Discher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Discher's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Discher family was Basket Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Discher.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Basket Maker


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

Discher Historical Records

What Discher family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Discher Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Discher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Discher 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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