History of your Surname
Get access to Eicher family records.Start a free trial

Eicher Family History

Eicher Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living by an oak tree, or habitational name for someone from a place called Eiche or Eichen. See Eich. South German: occupational name for a person who checked weights and measures against official specifications, from Middle High German icher.

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


Similar surnames: Keicher, Eichert, Eichel, Reicher, Eichen, Weiher, Leicher, Wicker

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Eicher family from?

You can see how Eicher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eicher family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Eicher families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Eicher families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Eicher's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Eicher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eicher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eicher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Eicher. 24% of Eicher men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Eicher women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eicher were Carpenter and Maid.

View Census data for Eicher | Data not to scale

*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
    24%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Eicher family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Eicher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eicher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Eicher

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Eicher. 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.

View all Eicher immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Eicher. For the veterans among your Eicher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Eicher military records

You've only scratched the surface of Eicher family history.

Discover More

What is the average Eicher lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Eicher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Eicher in 1953 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eicher

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Eicher family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial