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Hatcher Name Meaning

Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gate, from Middle English hacche (Old English hæcc) + the agent suffix -er. This normally denoted a gate marking the entrance to a forest or other enclosed piece of land, sometimes a floodgate or sluice-gate.

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


Similar surnames: Thatcher, Hatch, Witcher, Bacher, Hacker, Vatcher, Heather, Hatler

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Where is the Hatcher family from?

You can see how Hatcher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hatcher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hatcher families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 71 Hatcher families living in Virginia. This was about 28% of all the recorded Hatcher's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Hatcher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hatcher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hatcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hatcher. 21% of Hatcher men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hatcher women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hatcher were Salesman and Cook.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Cook
    6%
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Census Records

There are 137,000 census records available for the last name Hatcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hatcher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Hatcher. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Hatcher. For the veterans among your Hatcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hatcher lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hatcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hatcher in 1944 was 32, and 69 in 2004.

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