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Washer Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Middle English wasch(en) ‘to wash’ (Old English wæscan), hence an occupational name for a laundryman, or for someone who washed raw wool before spinning. Various other occupations, too, involved washing processes and the name may relate to any of these. For example, it may have denoted a man who washed sheep; some tenants on the manor of Burpham, near Worthing, in Sussex (where the surname is found from an early date), had as part of their feudal service to wash the flocks of their master. Americanized spelling of the German cognate Wascher.

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


Similar surnames: Wascher, Asher, Lasher, Walker, Wasser, Dasher, Flasher, Usher

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Washer Family Origin

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Washer Family Occupations

What did your Washer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Washer. A less common occupation for the Washer family was Farm Laborer. The most common Washer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Washer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Washer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Washer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Washer Life Expectancy

What is the average Washer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Washer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Washer in 1951 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Washer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Washer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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