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Fecher Family History

Fecher Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a surveyor of fish pens, from a noun derivative of Middle High German vach ‘compartment’, ‘division’, in fishing, an area of water penned off with logs.

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


Similar surnames: Becher, Pecher, Fechter, Recher, Zecher, Fechner, Kocher, Mescher

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Where is the Fecher family from?

You can see how Fecher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fecher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fecher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Fecher family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Fecher's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fecher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fecher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fecher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fecher. 27% of Fecher men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Fecher women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fecher were Proprietor and Waitress. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    32%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Fecher lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Fecher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fecher in 1948 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

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