Fichter Family History

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Fichter Name Meaning

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 places named with this word in Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony, or Austria.

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

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

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Fichter Family Origin

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Fichter Family Occupations

What did your Fichter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fichter family was Moulder. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fichter. The most common Fichter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Fichter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Moulder


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Fichter Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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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Fichter Life Expectancy

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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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