Pachter Family History
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Pachter Name Meaning
German (also Pächter), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for a tenant farmer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German phaht ‘contract’ or ‘rent’ (from Late Latin pacta ‘contract’, ‘tax’), Middle Dutch pachtere ‘tenant’, ‘leaseholder’, or modern German Pächter ‘leaseholder’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Wachter, Achter, Lichter, Dichter, Richter, Packer, Kacher, Wachtel