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Fechter Family History

Fechter Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a professional fencer or duelist from Middle High German vehten ‘to fence’. This may have denoted someone who fought for public entertainment at fairgrounds and markets.

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


Similar surnames: Fecher, Fechner, Auchter, Fenster, Fichter, Dichter, Pecher, Leichter

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Where is the Fechter family from?

You can see how Fechter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fechter family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Fechter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 36 Fechter families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 26% of all the recorded Fechter's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fechter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fechter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fechter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fechter. 25% of Fechter men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Fechter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fechter were Proprietor and Cook. .

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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
    25%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Cook
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fechter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fechter. For the veterans among your Fechter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fechter lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Fechter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Fechter in 1947 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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