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Disher Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Discher ‘joiner’. English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker or seller of dishes (Middle English disher(e)) from an agent derivative of Middle English dish diss disc ‘dish’. In London dishers (also known as turnours) were makers of wooden measures for wine and ale. Each disher had his own mark which was stamped on the bottom of each measure he made. Samples of marks were required to be submitted to the Chamberlain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Fisher, Risher, Dasher, Discher, Deisher, Bisher, Dosher, Doster

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Where is the Disher family from?

You can see how Disher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Disher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Disher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 37 Disher families living in London. This was about 46% of all the recorded Disher's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Disher families in 1891.
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What did your Disher ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Disher. 50% of Disher men worked as a Bricklayer and 100% of Disher women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bricklayer
    50%
  • Retired
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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What is the average Disher lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Disher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Disher in 1955 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

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