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Richter Name Meaning

German: occupational name or status name for an arbiter or judge, Middle High German rihtære (from rihten ‘to make right’). The term was used in the Middle Ages mostly to denote a part-time legal official. Such communal conciliators held a position of considerable esteem in rural communities; in eastern Germany the term came to denote a village headman, which was often a hereditary office. It is in this region that the surname is most frequent. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a rabbinic judge, from modern German Richter ‘judge’ (see 1 above). See also Dayan.

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


Similar surnames: Lichter, Dichter, Wachter, Richer, Ritter, Eicher, Risher, Riester

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Richter Family Origin

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Richter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Richter family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richter. The most common Richter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Richter's were Farmers.

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Richter Life Expectancy

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