Fechter Family History

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Fechter Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a professional fencer or duelist, from Middle High German vehten ‘to fence’. This may have denoted someone who fought for public entertainment at fairgrounds and markets.

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


Similar surnames: Fecher, Fechner, Auchter, Fenster, Fichter, Dichter, Pecher, Leichter

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Fechter Family Origin

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Fechter Family Occupations

What did your Fechter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fechter. 12% of Fechter men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Fechter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fechter were Proprietor and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Proprietor
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Saleslady
    6%

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

Fechter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fechter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fechter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fechter. 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 Fechter. For the veterans among your Fechter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fechter Life Expectancy

What is the average Fechter lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Fechter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Fechter in 1947 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fechter

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