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Kerscher Family History

Kerscher Name Meaning

habitational name from a place called Kirsch or Körsch. occupational name for a grower or seller of cherries, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kirs(ch)e, kerse ‘cherry’.

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

Similar surnames: Kreischer, Keicher, Mescher, Kucher, Herscher, Kelchner, Kircher

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Where is the Kerscher family from?

You can see how Kerscher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kerscher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kerscher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Kerscher families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kerscher's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kerscher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kerscher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kerscher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kerscher. 25% of Kerscher men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Kerscher women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kerscher were Manager and Servant. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Engineer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kerscher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerscher 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 388 immigration records available for the last name Kerscher. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Kerscher. For the veterans among your Kerscher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kerscher lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kerscher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kerscher in 1953 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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