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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


Similar surnames: Dichter, Richter, Licht, Leichter, Achter, Fichter, Bichler, Eicher

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Lichter Family Origin

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Lichter Family Occupations

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  • Brick Mason

    20%
  • Brick Layer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Farmer

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lichter family was Farmer. The most common Lichter occupation in the USA was Brick Mason. 20% of Lichter's were Brick Masons. Brick Mason, Brick Layer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lichter.

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Lichter Life Expectancy

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