Zacher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This name is derived from Zacharias, the name of an Old Testament Prophet, as well as the father of John the Baptist in the New Testament.

Early Origins of the Zacher family

The surname Zacher was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Zach became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Zacher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zacher research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1801, 1649, 1712, 1679 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Zacher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Zacher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zach, Zack, Zak, Zech, Zeck, Zek, Zaech, Zaeck and many more.

Early Notables of the Zacher family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Zacher were Johann Michael Zächer (1649-1712), an Austrian composer, born in Vienna. He was Domkapellmeister of St. Stephen's...
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United States Zacher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zacher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Manus Zacher, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
Zacher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Caspar Zacher, who landed in Maryland in 1836 [1]
  • Martin Zacher, aged 46, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • Johann Heinrich Zacher, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Marie Zacher, aged 1, who landed in New York, NY in 1879 [1]
  • Christine Zacher, aged 36, who arrived in New York, NY in 1879 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Zacher (post 1700) +

  • Elmer Henry Zacher (1880-1944), American Major League Baseball outfielder nicknamed "Silver"; he played one season in Major League Baseball in 1910
  • Ernst Julius August Zacher (1816-1887), German philologist
  • Heidi Zacher (b. 1988), German seven-time gold medalist freestyle skier, specializing in ski cross
  • Hans Friedrich Zacher (1928-2015), German academician, professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and was the President of the Max Planck Society from 1990 till 1996
  • Gerd Zacher (1929-2014), German composer, organist, and writer on music who specialized in contemporary compositions, many of which feature extended techniques, and are written in graphic or verbal scores
  • Daniel Zacher (b. 1988), German former footballer who played as a goalkeeper
  • Rolf Zacher (1941-2018), German actor who appeared in about 190 films and television shows between 1961 and 2016
  • Dr. Gábor Zacher (b. 1960), Hungarian physician specializing in toxicology, Chief Medical Officer of the Toxicology Department in the Péterfy Sándor Utcai Hospital, Budapest


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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