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