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The colorful history of the German region of Silesia provides the setting for oldest origins of the Karcher family surname. The name Karcher comes from the Middle High German word "karc," meaning "cunning," or "sly." As such, the surname was most likely originally a nickname which later became a surname.

Karcher Early Origins



The surname Karcher was first found in Silesia, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Ancient chronicles first mention Heinczel Kergel of Prague (c.1321,) Nicolaus Karger of Olmuetz (c.1361,) and Wigund Karge of Hessen (c.1265).

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Karcher Spelling Variations


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Karcher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Karg, Karger, Kaerg, Kaerger, Karge, Kaerge, Kaergel, Kerg, Kerger, Kergel, Kerge, Karc and many more.

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Karcher Early History


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Karcher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karcher research. Another 757 words (54 lines of text) covering the years 1698, 1598, 1723, 1709, 1774, 1813, 1827, 1837, 1841, 1846, 1613, 1614 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Karcher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Karcher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Karcher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Karcher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Karcher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Karcher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Martie Karcher, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Philip Karcher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Ludwig Henrich Karcher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Christoph Jacob Karcher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Karcher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Valentin Karcher, who arrived in Brazil in 1828
  • Solomon Karcher, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843
  • Louis Karcher, aged 33, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Caroline Karcher, aged 9, landed in New York in 1854
  • Caspar Karcher, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Karcher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Karcher (post 1700)



  • Joseph T. Karcher (1904-1987), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1930-32 ; Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1972
  • Horatio S. Karcher (1868-1939), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 28th District, 1923-28; defeated in primary, 1928
  • Hannah Karcher, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1944
  • Ellen Karcher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004
  • Alan J. Karcher (1943-1999), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988
  • John Clarence Karcher (1894-1978), American geophysicist and businessman
  • James Norman Karcher (1914-1997), American football offensive lineman
  • Mark Karcher (b. 1978), retired American professional basketball player
  • Alan J. Karcher (1943-1999), American Democratic Party politician
  • Ellen Karcher (b. 1964), American Democratic Party politician
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Karcher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Karcher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 November 2016 at 18:37.

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