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Eichten Name Meaning

German: unexplained. The name is found mainly in the Eifel area (Rhineland-Palatinate) adjacent to the border with Luxembourg and Belgium.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Eichen, Fichter, Fichtel, Eischen, Eschen, Lichter, Erichsen, Richter

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Where is the Eichten family from?

You can see how Eichten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eichten family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Eichten families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Eichten families living in Minnesota. This was about 60% of all the recorded Eichten's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Eichten families in 1880.
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What did your Eichten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eichten. 34% of Eichten men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Eichten women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eichten were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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What Eichten family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 509 census records available for the last name Eichten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eichten census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 43 immigration records available for the last name Eichten. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 152 military records available for the last name Eichten. For the veterans among your Eichten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eichten lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Eichten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Eichten in 1961 was 58, and 55 in 2004.

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