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Dutcher Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Duyster or Duijster a nickname from Middle Dutch duuster duister ‘gloomy’ also ‘stupid’ or of Duitscher ‘German’ a cognate of 2 below. Americanized form of German Deutscher ‘German’.

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

Similar surnames: Cutcher, Dutch, Doscher, Hulcher, Bucher, Kutcher, Buscher, Betcher

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Where is the Dutcher family from?

You can see how Dutcher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dutcher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dutcher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 44 Dutcher families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Dutcher's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dutcher families in 1911.
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What did your Dutcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dutcher. 45% of Dutcher men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Dutcher women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dutcher were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Domestic
  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Dutcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dutcher 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dutcher. 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 Dutcher. For the veterans among your Dutcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dutcher lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dutcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dutcher in 1945 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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