Herscher Family History

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Herscher Name Meaning

German: variant of Harscher (see Harsch). Jewish (Ashkenazic): derivative of Hersch. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from modern German Herrscher ‘ruler’, ‘sovereign’.

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

Similar surnames: Kerscher, Hersch, Herschel, Hirschler, Mescher, Hirschel, Henschel

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Herscher Family Origin

Where is the Herscher family from?

Herscher Family Occupations

What did your Herscher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Herscher. A less common occupation for the Herscher family was Cigar Manufacturer. The most common Herscher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Herscher's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Cigar Maker

  • Cigar Manufacturer


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

Herscher Historical Records

What Herscher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Herscher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herscher 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 588 immigration records available for the last name Herscher. 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 238 military records available for the last name Herscher. For the veterans among your Herscher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Herscher Life Expectancy

What is the average Herscher lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Herscher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Herscher in 1959 was 48, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Herscher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Herscher 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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