Wachter Family History

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Wachter Name Meaning

German (also Wächter) and Dutch: occupational name for a watchman, from Middle High German wachtære, wehtære, Middle Dutch wacht(e)re, German Wachter ‘watchman’, ‘guard’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Wachter ‘watchman’, perhaps an occupational name by a synagogue beadle (Yiddish shames).

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

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Wachter Family Origin

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Wachter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wachter family was Carpenter. The most common Wachter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Wachter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wachter.

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Wachter Life Expectancy

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