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Fancher Family History

Fancher Name Meaning

Altered form of English Fanshaw which is perhaps a habitational name from Fanshaw Gate in Holmesfield (Derbyshire) which is recorded as le Faunchallegatehede in 1456 and Fawnchallegate in 147 However this place may take its name from a surname such as Faunchall or Fanshaw and not the other way about. In some cases possibly also an altered form of French Fanger .

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


Similar surnames: Bacher, Fanger, Tincher, Larcher, Taucher, Hanchey, Archer, Panther

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Where is the Fancher family from?

You can see how Fancher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fancher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fancher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Fancher families living in London. This was about 40% of all the recorded Fancher's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fancher families in 1891.
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What did your Fancher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fancher. 26% of Fancher men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Fancher women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fancher were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fancher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Fancher. For the veterans among your Fancher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fancher lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Fancher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fancher in 1953 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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