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Fichter Family History

Fichter Name Meaning

German:: topographic name for someone who lived near pine trees (originally bei den Fichten Feichten or Feuchten) from Old High German fiohta. The vowel of the first syllable underwent a variety of changes in different dialects. habitational name deriving from any of the places called with this word in Württemberg Bavaria Saxony or Austria. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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


Similar surnames: Fichtel, Lichter, Auchter, Richter, Pichler, Fisher, Fechter, Dichter

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Where is the Fichter family from?

You can see how Fichter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fichter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Fichter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Fichter family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Fichter's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Fichter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fichter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fichter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fichter. 18% of Fichter men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Fichter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fichter were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Telephone Operator
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Fichter lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Fichter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Fichter in 1951 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

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