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Ketcher Family History

Ketcher Name Meaning

English: from Middle English cachere ‘one who always chases or drives’, ‘huntsman’. It is probably also used in the same sense as the diminutive cacherel, which is common both as a name of office and as a surname in Norfolk.

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


Similar surnames: Letcher, Katcher, Hatcher, Keicher, Witcher, Fletcher, Butcher

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Where is the Ketcher family from?

You can see how Ketcher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ketcher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ketcher families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Ketcher families living in Alberta. This was about 29% of all the recorded Ketcher's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Ketcher families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ketcher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ketcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ketcher. 27% of Ketcher men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Ketcher women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ketcher were Farm Laborer 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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Ketcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ketcher 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 706 immigration records available for the last name Ketcher. 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 613 military records available for the last name Ketcher. For the veterans among your Ketcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ketcher lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ketcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Ketcher in 1962 was 78, and 71 in 2004.

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