Usher Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a janitor or gatekeeper, Middle English usher (Anglo-Norman French usser, Old French ussier, huissier, from Late Latin ustiarius, a derivative of classical Latin ostium ‘door’, ‘gate’). The term was also used in the Middle Ages of a court official charged with accompanying a person of rank on ceremonial occasions, and this may be a partial souce of the surname. This surname has been recorded in Ireland since the 14th century, and has sometimes been used as an equivalent of Hession. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): from a southern Yiddish pronunciation of the Yiddish male personal name Osher (Hebrew Asher).

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


Similar surnames: Asher, Osher, Lusher, Ascher, Uhr, Oster, Rusher, Shen, Ufer, Esser

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Usher Family Origin

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Usher Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Usher occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Usher's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Usher family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Usher.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Usher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Usher in 1944 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Usher

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