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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 Middle High German lieht Yiddish likht ‘candle light’. German (Rhineland): variant of Leichter .

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


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

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Where is the Lichter family from?

You can see how Lichter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lichter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Lichter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Lichter family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Lichter's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Lichter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lichter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lichter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lichter. 19% of Lichter men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Lichter women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lichter were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lichter. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Lichter. For the veterans among your Lichter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lichter lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Lichter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lichter in 1957 was 61, and 64 in 2004.

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