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Letcher Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from Old English læcc, læce (see Leach) + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. English: unflattering nickname for a lecher, Middle English lech(o)ur (Old French leceor). Reaney comments: ‘The surname is rare, probably usually disguised as Leger’. German (Letscher): habitational name for someone from Letsch, near Bensberg, Rhineland, or various other places such as Letsche, Letschin, Letschow, etc. See also Letsch.

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


Similar surnames: Fletcher, Witcher, Ketcher, Hatcher, Luscher, Lescher, Keicher

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Letcher Family Origin

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Letcher Family Occupations

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

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  • Tin Miner

    12%
  • Iron Miner

    5%
  • Book Keeper

    4%
  • Agl Farmer Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Tin Miner, Iron Miner and Book Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Letcher. The most common Letcher occupation in the UK was Tin Miner. 12% of Letcher's were Tin Miners. A less common occupation for the Letcher family was Agl Farmer Labourer.

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Letcher Historical Records

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Letcher Life Expectancy

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