Eicher Family History

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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

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Eicher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eicher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eicher. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Eicher Family Origin

Where is the Eicher family from?

Eicher Family Occupations

What did your Eicher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Eicher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Eicher's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eicher. A less common occupation for the Eicher family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Coal Miner


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

Eicher Historical Records

What Eicher family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

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Passenger List

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.

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Draft Card

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.

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Eicher Life Expectancy

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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eicher 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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