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Keicher Name Meaning

from the East Prussian dialect word Keicher ‘small cake’, ‘pastry’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a pastrycook. South German: from Middle High German kichen ‘to gasp for breath’, hence a nickname for an asthmatic or someone perpetually out of breath. Compare Kaucher. habitational name for someone from a place called Kaichen in Hesse.

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


Similar surnames: Eicher, Reicher, Leicher, Weiher, Kocher, Kerscher, Keiper, Kelchner

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Where is the Keicher family from?

You can see how Keicher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Keicher family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Keicher families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Keicher family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Keicher's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Keicher families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Keicher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Keicher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Keicher. 39% of Keicher men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Keicher women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Keicher were Engraver and Saleslady.

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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

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Truck Driver
    17%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Engraver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • School Teacher
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Operator
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Keicher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keicher 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 350 immigration records available for the last name Keicher. 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 424 military records available for the last name Keicher. For the veterans among your Keicher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Keicher lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Keicher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Keicher in 1963 was 86, and 84 in 2004.

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