Auchter Family History

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Auchter Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for someone who minded cattle at night, from Middle High German uhte ‘night watch’, ‘night pasture’, or ‘time just before dawn’. Scottish: topographic name from Gaelic uachdar ‘upland’, ‘summit’, or a habitational name from a place in Perthshire named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Ascher, Achter, Bucher, Fichter, Buchner, Taucher, Kucher, Kuchler

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Auchter Family Origin

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Auchter Family Occupations

What did your Auchter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Auchter family was Blacksmith. Carpenter, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Auchter. The most common Auchter occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 20% of Auchter's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Auchter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Auchter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Auchter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Auchter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 320 immigration records available for the last name Auchter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 344 military records available for the last name Auchter. For the veterans among your Auchter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Auchter Life Expectancy

What is the average Auchter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Auchter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Auchter in 1950 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Auchter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Auchter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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