Letcher Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Letcher Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from Old English læcc, læce (see Leach) + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. English: unflattering nickname for a lecher, Middle English lech(o)ur (Old French leceor). Reaney comments: ‘The surname is rare, probably usually disguised as Leger’. German (Letscher): habitational name for someone from Letsch, near Bensberg, Rhineland, or various other places such as Letsche, Letschin, Letschow, etc. See also Letsch.

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


Similar surnames: Fletcher, Witcher, Ketcher, Hatcher, Luscher, Lescher, Keicher

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Letcher Family Origin

Where is the Letcher family from?

SHOW MORE

Letcher Family Occupations

What did your Letcher ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Miner

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Letcher family was Miner. The most common Letcher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Letcher's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Letcher.

Source: Census data for Letcher | Data not to scale

Letcher Historical Records

What Letcher family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Letcher ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Letcher

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Letcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Letcher lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Letcher 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Letcher Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Look up another name