Bircher Family History

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Bircher Name Meaning

South German, Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from Middle High German birche ‘birch’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. English: habitational name from Birchover in Derbyshire or Bircher in Hereford, both named as from Old English birce ‘birch’ + ofer ‘ridge’.

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

Similar surnames: Eicher, Bicker, Kircher, Witcher, Kirchner, Birkner, Bracher, Bichler

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Bircher Family Origin

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Bircher Family Occupations

What did your Bircher ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bircher family was Coal Miner. The most common Bircher occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Bircher's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bircher.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Coal Miner


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

Bircher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bircher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bircher census 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 990 immigration records available for the last name Bircher. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bircher. For the veterans among your Bircher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bircher Life Expectancy

What is the average Bircher lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bircher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bircher in 1954 was 56, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bircher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bircher 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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