Kocher Family History

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Kocher Name Meaning

German (Köcher): from Middle High German kochaere ‘vessel’, ‘container (for transporting fish)’, ‘quiver’, hence a metonymic occupational name maker of these. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cook, from an agent derivative of German kochen ‘to cook’. Compare Koch. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish kacher ‘drake’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Yiddish kochere ‘poker’, ‘fork’.

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


Similar surnames: Kucher, Kacher, Koecher, Kober, Koller, Kolter, Ascher, Rocker

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Kocher Family Origin

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Kocher Family Occupations

What did your Kocher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kocher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Kocher's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kocher family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kocher.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Kocher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kocher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kocher 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kocher. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kocher. For the veterans among your Kocher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kocher Life Expectancy

What is the average Kocher lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kocher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kocher in 1952 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kocher 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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