Usher Family History

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Usher Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a janitor or gatekeeper, Middle English usher (Anglo-Norman French usser, Old French ussier, huissier, from Late Latin ustiarius, a derivative of classical Latin ostium ‘door’, ‘gate’). The term was also used in the Middle Ages of a court official charged with accompanying a person of rank on ceremonial occasions, and this may be a partial souce of the surname. This surname has been recorded in Ireland since the 14th century, and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hession. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher).

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


Similar surnames: Asher, Osher, Lusher, Ascher, Uhr, Oster, Rusher, Shen, Ufer, Esser

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Usher Family Origin

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Usher Family Occupations

What did your Usher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Usher. The most common Usher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Usher's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Usher family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Usher Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Usher Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Usher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Usher in 1944 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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