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Pecher Name Meaning

German: occupational name for someone who prepared, sold, or used pitch, from an agent derivative of Middle High German pech, ‘pitch’.

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

Similar surnames: Becher, Fecher, Pech, Recher, Zecher, Mescher, Plocher, Kocher

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Where is the Pecher family from?

You can see how Pecher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pecher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pecher families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Pecher families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Pecher's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Pecher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pecher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pecher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pecher. 45% of Pecher men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Pecher women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pecher were Office Work and Clerk Office.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Office Work

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Clerk Office
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Pecher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pecher 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 588 immigration records available for the last name Pecher. 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 731 military records available for the last name Pecher. For the veterans among your Pecher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pecher lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2002, in the United States, Pecher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Pecher in 1960 was 54, and 77 in 2002.

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