Kocher Family History
Kocher Name Meaning
German (Köcher): from Middle High German kochaere ‘vessel’, ‘container (for transporting fish)’, ‘quiver’, hence a metonymic occupational name maker of these. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cook, from an agent derivative of German kochen ‘to cook’. Compare Koch. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish kacher ‘drake’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Yiddish kochere ‘poker’, ‘fork’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press