Fancher Family History

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Fancher Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of French Fanger. It could alternatively be an altered form of English Fanshaw, which Reaney believes to be a habitational name from Fanshaw Gate, near Holmesfield, Derbyshire. However, the earliest records of the place name, le Faunchalle-gate (1456, 1472, etc.), indicate that the place takes its name from the Faunchall or Fanshaw family and not the other way about. Further, the early form of the surname suggests a French origin.

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


Similar surnames: Bacher, Fanger, Tincher, Larcher, Taucher, Hanchey, Archer, Panther

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Fancher Family Origin

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Fancher Family Occupations

What did your Fancher ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fancher occupation in Canada was School. 43% of Fancher's were Schools. School, Farm Worker and Manuf. Employee were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fancher. A less common occupation for the Fancher family was App Saddler.

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  • School

    43%
  • Farm Worker

    7%
  • Manuf. Employee

    7%
  • App Saddler

    4%

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Fancher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fancher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fancher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Fancher. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fancher. For the veterans among your Fancher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fancher Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Fancher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fancher in 1953 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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