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Witcher Family History

Witcher Name Meaning

occupational name for a chest maker, from an agent derivative of Old English hwicce ‘chest’. from an agent derivative of Middle English wiche ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’ (Old English wic), hence an occupational name for a dairy farmer or a habitational name for someone who lived at a place called Wich or Wick. topographic name Middle English wyche ‘wych-elm’ + hey ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Pitcher, Wicker, Letcher, Eicher, Hatcher, Withey, Pilcher, Stitcher

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Where is the Witcher family from?

You can see how Witcher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Witcher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Witcher families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Witcher families living in Virginia. This was about 29% of all the recorded Witcher's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Witcher families in 1840.
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What did your Witcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Witcher. 28% of Witcher men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Witcher women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Witcher were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 772 immigration records available for the last name Witcher. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Witcher. For the veterans among your Witcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Witcher lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Witcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Witcher in 1940 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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