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Boucher Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a butcher or slaughterer from Old French bouchier a derivative of bouc ‘ram’. Compare Bouche 2 Bouchey Bouchie Boushey Boushie Bush 5 Busha 1 Busher and Bushey English: variant of Butcher a cognate of 1 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bucher, Butcher, Poucher, Goucher, Bouche, Bouvier, Becher, Croucher

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Where is the Boucher family from?

You can see how Boucher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boucher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boucher families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 5,144 Boucher families living in Quebec. This was about 89% of all the recorded Boucher's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Boucher families in 1911.
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What did your Boucher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Boucher. 26% of Boucher men worked as a Cultivateur and 10% of Boucher women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boucher were Labourer and Modiste. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
  • Couturire
  • Institutrice
  • Modiste
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Census Records

There are 216,000 census records available for the last name Boucher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boucher 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Boucher. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Boucher. For the veterans among your Boucher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boucher lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boucher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boucher in 1944 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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