Beecher Family History

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Beecher Name Meaning

Southern English: variant of Beech (see Beach), the -er suffix having a locative sense. Americanized form of German Bücher (cognate with 1) (see Bucher).

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

Similar surnames: Becher, Brecher, Beechler, Bracher, Bechler, Buecker, Buechler

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Beecher Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Beecher name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Beecher. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Beecher Family Origin

Where is the Beecher family from?

Beecher Family Occupations

What did your Beecher ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Beecher occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Beecher's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beecher. A less common occupation for the Beecher family was Carpenter.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Gardener

  • Carpenter


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

Beecher Historical Records

What Beecher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Beecher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beechercensus 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Beecher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Beecher. For the veterans among your Beecher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beecher Life Expectancy

What is the average Beecher lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Beecher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Beecher in 1942 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beecher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beecher 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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