Lichter Family History
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Lichter Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who made candles or possibly for someone who tended a light, from an agent derivative of from Middle High German lieht, Yiddish likht ‘candle’, ‘light’. German (Rhineland): variant of Leichter. Dutch: from Middle Dutch lichter ‘candlestick’, ‘chandelier’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such items or perhaps for someone who tended a light, from an agent derivative of lichten ‘to make light’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press