11/21/2011 at 10:53 AM
Richter Family History
Perhaps you’ve wondered, ‘What does my last name mean?’ In fact, the answer may be right in front of you. Most surnames were originally derived from a father’s given name, e.g., “Hanson” (the son of Han); from places or geographical features, “Hill”; occupations, “Fisher”; or personal descriptions like “White.” Please bear in mind, surnames may have changed spellings or been replaced entirely over time.
This report will provide you with a rich introduction into the history of your surname, deepening your knowledge of and connection to your ancestors.
900 - 1,798301 - 8991 - 3000 .Surname Variants
Soundex: R Stuart, Rachdorf, Racheter, Rackstraw, Racster, Ractor, Ragder, Raghter, Ragotero
Metaphone: Rachdorf, Ractor, Ragder, Raghter, Ragotero, Rauchwater, Rechter, Rechterman, Rechtermann
2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a rabbinic judge, from modern German Richter ‘judge' (see 1 above). See also Dayan.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Inc. © 2006 Patrick Hanks
U.S. Census Statistics
Using the most recent data available, we are able to tell you the concentration of people with your surname in the United States, their average lifespan compared with the national average, and the surname’s rank in popularity. Here is what we can know about Richters, derived from the U.S. Census and Social Security Death Index.
"Richter" is 1,338th most popular name in the U.S.
Archives.com has found Richter military records to share with you. These may help you to locate your ancestors who fought to defend and protect this nation.
•Military Records: 1,085 Richters found
Richters were among the group who fought to secure U.S. freedom.
•Revolutionary War Records: 38 Richters found
Richters were among millions those who participated in this historic conflict.
•Civil War Records: 66 Richters found
We have records that Richters fought with the Allied forces.
•World War II Records: 981 Richters found
Before the 1930s, ship was the only viable mode of transport before trans-Atlantic flight was possible. Ship passenger lists therefore provide information we can use to find out more about where our ancestors came from, and tell us about their voyage. You may learn your ancestor’s place of birth, the ship name, their age, height, eye and hair color, and profession, to name a few.
A quick search reveals that Richters were among the millions that immigrated to the U.S. over the past several centuries.
•Immigration Records: 5,315 Richters found
Preserved newspaper pages enable us to step into the shoes of our ancestors, and not only learn about them personally, but also immerse ourselves in the current events of their day. And it turns out Richters made the headlines quite a bit.
•Newspaper Records: 492,729 Richters found
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11/22/2011 at 11:30 AM
Hi Ken Richter! Thanks for sharing all this valuable information on the origins of your surname. Did you know that we have surnames section of our site where users can share their surname research? You could participate by heading over to http://www.geni.com/surnames/richter and entering in some of your findings.
Hope that you're enjoying Geni!
11/22/2011 at 6:02 PM
11/22/2011 at 7:10 PM
I'm a Richter! :) My Richters (through Dr. Johannes Kaspar Richter von Kronenschieldt) were Danish, and before that Swedish. They ended up (back?) in Germany during the Thirty Years' War. But my evidentiary trail goes cold shortly before Johannes. My branch moved around too much and had too few children to leave good records. :/