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Zercher Name Meaning

South German (mainly Rhineland-Palatinate also Bavaria): variant of Swiss German Zürcher (see Zurcher ) reflecting the common local pronunciation of the name of the Swiss city of Zurich. In North America the surname Zercher is (or was) also an altered form of Zürcher. Compare Zerger and also Zediker .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Zurcher, Vercher, Zuercher, Zecher, Becher, Eicher, Keicher, Recher

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Where is the Zercher family from?

You can see how Zercher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zercher family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zercher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Zercher families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Zercher's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zercher families in 1840.
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What did your Zercher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zercher. 25% of Zercher men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Zercher women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zercher were Dentist and File Clerk. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Farmer
  • Dentist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Winder
  • File Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zercher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zercher 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 296 immigration records available for the last name Zercher. 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 470 military records available for the last name Zercher. For the veterans among your Zercher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zercher lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Zercher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Zercher in 1961 was 54, and 56 in 2004.

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