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Herscher Name Meaning

German: variant of Harscher (see Harsch ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): derivative of Hersch . Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Herrscher ‘ruler sovereign’.

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

Similar surnames: Kerscher, Hersch, Herschel, Hirschler, Mescher, Hirschel, Henschel

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Where is the Herscher family from?

You can see how Herscher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Herscher family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Herscher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Herscher families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Herscher's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Herscher families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Herscher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Herscher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Herscher. 32% of Herscher men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Herscher women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Herscher were Farm Operator and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Counter Girl
  • Secretary
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Herscher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Herscher 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 588 immigration records available for the last name Herscher. 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 238 military records available for the last name Herscher. For the veterans among your Herscher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Herscher lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Herscher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Herscher in 1959 was 48, and 66 in 2004.

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