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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

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Washer Family Origin

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Washer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

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Washer Life Expectancy

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