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Lichter Family History

Lichter Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who made candles or possibly for someone who tended a light, from an agent derivative of from Middle High German lieht, Yiddish likht ‘candle’, ‘light’.German (Rhineland): variant of Leichter.Dutch: from Middle Dutch lichter ‘candlestick’, ‘chandelier’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such items or perhaps for someone who tended a light, from an agent derivative of lichten ‘to make light’.

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

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Name Distribution of Lichter Families

  • Number of Lichter families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lichter families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Lichter last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lichter Family Origin

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Lichter Immigration Information

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Lichter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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