Dichter Family History
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Dichter Name Meaning
South and central German: from Middle High German diechter ‘grandchild’, probably from Middle High German dihen ‘to thrive’. German: ostensibly an occupational name for a minstrel or poet, from an agent derivative of Middle High German tichten ‘to write or compose’ (Latin dicere ‘to recite’). Jewish (from Germany and Poland): nickname from either German Dichter ‘poet’, or an inflected form of German dicht ‘thick’. Jewish (from Ukraine): occupational name from a Yiddishized form of Ukrainian dikhtyar ‘tar worker’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Lichter, Richter, Dicker, Wachter, Pachter, Risher, Nichter, Eicher