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Recher Name Meaning

South German:: occupational name for a rake maker or for someone who worked with a rake Middle High German rechen. habitational name for someone from Rech near Remagen Rhineland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Becher, Rechner, Recker, Pecher, Reicher, Fecher, Zecher, Reiher

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Where is the Recher family from?

You can see how Recher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Recher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Recher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Recher families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Recher's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Recher families in 1840.
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What did your Recher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Recher. 34% of Recher men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Recher women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Recher were Clerk and Cleark. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Cleark
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Recher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Recher 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 949 immigration records available for the last name Recher. 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 541 military records available for the last name Recher. For the veterans among your Recher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Recher lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Recher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Recher in 1961 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

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