The surname Bircher was first found in Bohemia, where the name Birken was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Records show that the name Birken stems originally from the ancient line of Berka which first appeared in Bohemia around 1003. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bircher research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1501, 1554, 1626, 1654, 1681, 1745, 1800, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Bircher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Birken, Birkener, Birkner, Birck, Bircken, Birckner, Birchen, Birch, Birkenstock and many more.
Early Notables of the Bircher family (pre 1700)
During this early period, notable bearers of the name Bircher included Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer (1800-1868), who was a well-known actress and dramatist. Sixtus Birck (1501-1554) was a schoolteacher who converted to... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bircher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mr. Frederick Robert Bircher, American Radioman Third Class from Pennsylvania, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking