Bircher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bircher family

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.

Important Dates for the Bircher family

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.

Bircher Spelling Variations

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.

Bircher migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bircher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Max Edwin Bircher, aged 25, originally from Zurich, Switzerland, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Cherbourg, France [1]
  • Josep William Bircher, aged 44, originally from Derby, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Annie Bircher, aged 43, originally from Derbyshire, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bircher (post 1700)

  • Eugen Bircher (1882-1956), Swiss politician, Member of Parliament (1942 -1955)
  • Paul Bircher (b. 1928), British silver medalist rower at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Alan Bircher (b. 1981), British silver medalist long-distance swimmer at the 2004 European Championships

Historic Events for the Bircher family

USS Arizona
  • 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 [4]

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J662-1MP : 6 December 2014), Max Edwin Bircher, 06 Aug 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GK-VM2 : 6 December 2014), Josegh Wm. Bircher, 28 Aug 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6GK-FJM : 6 December 2014), Annie Bircher, 28 Aug 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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