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Auchter Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for someone who watched cattle at night from Middle High German uhte ‘night watch night pasture’ or ‘time just before dawn’. Compare Auch . Scottish: topographic name from Gaelic uachdar ‘upland summit’ or a habitational name from a place in Perthshire named with this word.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ascher, Achter, Bucher, Fichter, Buchner, Taucher, Kucher, Kuchler

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Where is the Auchter family from?

You can see how Auchter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Auchter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Auchter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Auchter family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Auchter's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Auchter families in 1911.
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What did your Auchter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Auchter. 37% of Auchter men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Auchter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Auchter were Machinist and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Auchter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Auchter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 320 immigration records available for the last name Auchter. 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 Cards

There are 344 military records available for the last name Auchter. For the veterans among your Auchter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Auchter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Auchter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Auchter in 1950 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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