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Disher Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Discher ‘joiner’. English: occupational name for a maker or seller of dishes, from an agent derivative of Old English disc ‘dish’. Possibly a respelling of any of the names mentioned at Deshaw.

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


Similar surnames: Fisher, Risher, Dasher, Discher, Deisher, Bisher, Dosher, Doster

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Where is the Disher family from?

You can see how Disher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Disher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Disher families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Disher families living in North Carolina. This was about 20% of all the recorded Disher's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Disher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Disher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Disher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Disher. 20% of Disher men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Disher women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Disher were Proprietor and Housework.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Disher. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Disher. For the veterans among your Disher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Disher lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Disher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Disher in 1955 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

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