Dichter Family History

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Dichter Name Meaning

South and central German: from Middle High German diechter ‘grandchild’, probably from Middle High German dihen ‘to thrive’. German: ostensibly an occupational name for a minstrel or poet, from an agent derivative of Middle High German tichten ‘to write or compose’ (Latin dicere ‘to recite’). Jewish (from Germany and Poland): nickname from either German Dichter ‘poet’, or an inflected form of German dicht ‘thick’. Jewish (from Ukraine): occupational name from a Yiddishized form of Ukrainian dikhtyar ‘tar worker’.

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


Similar surnames: Lichter, Richter, Dicker, Wachter, Pachter, Risher, Nichter, Eicher

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Dichter Family Origin

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Dichter Family Occupations

What did your Dichter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dichter. 14% of Dichter men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Dichter women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dichter were Painter and Salesgirl

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    4%
  • New Worker
    4%
  • Painter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesgirl
    9%

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

Dichter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dichter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dichter 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 872 immigration records available for the last name Dichter. 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 320 military records available for the last name Dichter. For the veterans among your Dichter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dichter Life Expectancy

What is the average Dichter lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Dichter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dichter in 1960 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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