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Koecher Name Meaning

German (Köcher): from Middle High German kocher ‘container’, ‘quiver’, ‘pouch’, presumably a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such articles or possibly for an archer, fisherman, etc.

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


Similar surnames: Kocher, Katcher, Keicher, Koerber, Kucher, Koerner, Hoecker, Pecher

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Where is the Koecher family from?

You can see how Koecher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koecher family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Koecher families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Koecher families living in Minnesota. This was about 30% of all the recorded Koecher's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Koecher families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koecher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koecher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Koecher. 28% of Koecher men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    28%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Foreman
    19%
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What Koecher family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Koecher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koecher 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 158 immigration records available for the last name Koecher. 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 516 military records available for the last name Koecher. For the veterans among your Koecher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koecher lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Koecher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Koecher in 1958 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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