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Achter Name Meaning

Dutch: from achter ‘behind’, ‘to the rear of’, a topographic name for someone living at the back of a main settlement. Dutch: perhaps a shortened form of Achterberg. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin. Various explanations have been proposed; it may be an agent noun from the verb achten ‘to reckon or estimate’, hence an occupational name for an appraiser or record keeper, or alternatively an altered form of Auchter ‘watcher’ (i.e. someone who watched over a flock or herd).

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


Similar surnames: Wachter, Pachter, Lichter, Auchter, Acker, Bacher, Ascher, Cater

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Achter Family Origin

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Achter Family Occupations

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  • Farm

    33%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Machinist

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Achter family was Machinist. Farm, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Achter. The most common Achter occupation in the USA was Farm. 33% of Achter's were Farms.

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Achter Life Expectancy

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