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Becher Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a maker of wooden vessels, a shortened form of Becherer, the loss of the final syllable having occurred in the 15th century. German: occupational name for someone who distilled or worked with pitch, for example in making vessels watertight, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bech, pech ‘pitch’. Scandinavian: either the German name (see 1 and 2 above) or a variant spelling of Becker. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish bekher ‘cup’. English: topographic name, a variant of Beech with the habitational suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Bucher, Bacher, Brecher, Pecher, Becker, Bechler, Kocher, Recher

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Where is the Becher family from?

You can see how Becher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Becher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Becher families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 30 Becher families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Becher's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Becher families in 1911.
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What did your Becher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Becher. 65% of Becher men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Manufacturer
  • Miner
  • Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Becher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Becher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Becher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Becher. For the veterans among your Becher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Becher lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Becher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Becher in 1957 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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