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Achter Name Meaning

Dutch: from achter ‘behind’, ‘to the rear of’, a topographic name for someone living at the back of a main settlement. Dutch: perhaps a shortened form of Achterberg. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin. Various explanations have been proposed; it may be an agent noun from the verb achten ‘to reckon or estimate’, hence an occupational name for an appraiser or record keeper, or alternatively an altered form of Auchter ‘watcher’ (i.e. someone who watched over a flock or herd).

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


Similar surnames: Wachter, Pachter, Lichter, Auchter, Acker, Bacher, Ascher, Cater

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Achter Family Origin

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Achter Family Occupations

What did your Achter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farm, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Achter. A less common occupation for the Achter family was Machinist. The most common Achter occupation in the USA was Farm. 33% of Achter's were Farms.

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  • Farm

    33%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Machinist

    17%

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Achter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Achter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Achter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Achter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Achter. For the veterans among your Achter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Achter Life Expectancy

What is the average Achter lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Achter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Achter in 1963 was 82, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Achter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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