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Mescher Family History

Mescher Name Meaning

German: possibly an occupational name for a brazier, from an agent derivative of Middle High German mess(e) ‘brass’.

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

Similar surnames: Lescher, Mesch, Wascher, Kerscher, Drescher, Loescher, Fecher

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Where is the Mescher family from?

You can see how Mescher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mescher family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Mescher families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 32 Mescher families living in Ohio. This was about 35% of all the recorded Mescher's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Mescher families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mescher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mescher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mescher. 24% of Mescher men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Mescher women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mescher were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mescher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mescher 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 281 immigration records available for the last name Mescher. 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 421 military records available for the last name Mescher. For the veterans among your Mescher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mescher lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Mescher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mescher in 1964 was 75, and 66 in 2004.

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