Letcher Family History

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Letcher Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from Old English læcc, læce (see Leach) + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. English: unflattering nickname for a lecher, Middle English lech(o)ur (Old French leceor). Reaney comments: ‘The surname is rare, probably usually disguised as Leger’. German (Letscher): habitational name for someone from Letsch, near Bensberg, Rhineland, or various other places such as Letsche, Letschin, Letschow, etc. See also Letsch.

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

Similar surnames: Fletcher, Witcher, Ketcher, Hatcher, Luscher, Lescher, Keicher

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Letcher Family Origin

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Letcher Family Occupations

What did your Letcher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Letcher. 25% of Letcher men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Letcher women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Letcher were Laborer and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Engineer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Student

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Letcher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Letcher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Letcher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Letcher. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Letcher. For the veterans among your Letcher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Letcher Life Expectancy

What is the average Letcher lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Letcher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Letcher in 1953 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Letcher

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