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Lescher Family History

Lescher Name Meaning

German: probably a metonymic occupational name for a mediator or arbitrator, or possibly for a fireman, from Middle High German leschære ‘extinguisher’.

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


Similar surnames: Mescher, Loescher, Leicher, Letcher, Wascher, Tescher, Lischer

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Where is the Lescher family from?

You can see how Lescher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lescher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lescher families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Lescher families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Lescher's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lescher families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lescher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lescher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lescher. 23% of Lescher men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Lescher women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lescher were Painter and Secretary.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Painter
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Housework
    23%
  • Secretary
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lescher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lescher 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 638 immigration records available for the last name Lescher. 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 357 military records available for the last name Lescher. For the veterans among your Lescher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lescher lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lescher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lescher in 1960 was 58, and 83 in 2004.

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