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Zecher Family History

Zecher Name Meaning

German:: occupational name from Middle High German zëchære denoting a member of a watch or some other task that was carried out on an organized rota (see Zech ). from a variant of the personal name Zacharias .

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


Similar surnames: Becher, Pecher, Recher, Fecher, Ecker, Bechler, Zeller, Ascher

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Where is the Zecher family from?

You can see how Zecher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zecher family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Zecher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Zecher families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Zecher's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zecher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zecher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zecher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zecher. 39% of Zecher men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Zecher women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zecher were Pressman and Teacher. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Pressman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    36%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Teacher
    18%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Zecher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zecher 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 341 immigration records available for the last name Zecher. 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 637 military records available for the last name Zecher. For the veterans among your Zecher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zecher lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Zecher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Zecher in 1958 was 52, and 81 in 2003.

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