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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

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Letcher Family Origin

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Letcher Family Occupations

What did your Letcher ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Miner

    5%

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.

Letcher Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Letcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Letcher lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Letcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Letcher in 1953 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Letcher

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.

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