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