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Parcher Family History

Parcher Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Bartscher, South German Partscher, an occupational name for a barber, from Middle High German bart ‘beard’ + scher(er) ‘shearer’, ‘cropper’ (from scheren ‘to shear’).

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


Similar surnames: Parler, Ascher, Bacher, Archer, Karchner, Pecher, Porcher, Wascher

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Where is the Parcher family from?

You can see how Parcher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Parcher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Parcher families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Parcher families living in Maine. This was about 70% of all the recorded Parcher's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Parcher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Parcher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Parcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Parcher. 26% of Parcher men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Parcher women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Parcher were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Secretary
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Parcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Parcher 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Parcher. 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 650 military records available for the last name Parcher. For the veterans among your Parcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Parcher lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Parcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Parcher in 1951 was 75, and 71 in 2004.

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