Wachter Family History

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Wachter Name Meaning

German (also Wächter) and Dutch: occupational name for a watchman, from Middle High German wachtære, wehtære, Middle Dutch wacht(e)re, German Wachter ‘watchman’, ‘guard’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Wachter ‘watchman’, perhaps an occupational name by a synagogue beadle (Yiddish shames).

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


Similar surnames: Wachtel, Pachter, Achter, Lichter, Richter, Dichter, Bacher, Lachner

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Wachter Family Origin

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Wachter Family Occupations

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  • Boot Maker

    17%
  • Butcher

    17%
  • Head Of Ladies School

    17%
  • Importer Of Foreign Goods (Merchant)

    17%

In 1881, the most common Wachter occupation in the UK was Boot Maker. 17% of Wachter's were Boot Makers. A less common occupation for the Wachter family was Importer Of Foreign Goods (Merchant). Boot Maker, Butcher and Head Of Ladies School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wachter.

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Wachter Historical Records

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Wachter Life Expectancy

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