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

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Richter Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Richter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Richter in 1941 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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