Leichter Family History

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Leichter Name Meaning

German: occupational name for someone who gelded animals, from an agent derivative of Middle High German lihten ‘to castrate’.

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

Similar surnames: Lichter, Leicher, Dichter, Gleicher, Leichner, Fechter, Keicher

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Leichter Family Origin

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Leichter Family Occupations

What did your Leichter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Leichter occupation in the USA was Assayer. 20% of Leichter's were Assayers. A less common occupation for the Leichter family was Grocery Clerk. Assayer, Dry Good Merchant and Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leichter.

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  • Assayer

  • Dry Good Merchant

  • Farm

  • Grocery Clerk


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Leichter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Leichter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Leichter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leichter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Leichter. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Leichter. For the veterans among your Leichter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Leichter Life Expectancy

What is the average Leichter lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Leichter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Leichter in 1960 was 50, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Leichter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Leichter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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