Hans Richter

Brief Life History of Hans

Hans Richter was born on 1 October 1590, in Dessau, Osterburg, Province of Saxony, Prussia, Germany. He married Maria about 1645, in Mosigkau, Dessau, Anhalt, Germany. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 22 June 1677, in Province of Saxony, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 86.

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Hans Richter
1590–1677
Maria
1594–1693
Marriage: about 1645
Magdalena Richter
1646–1718

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    Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Otto, Hans, Fritz, Helmut, Horst, Erwin, Heinz, Juergen, Gerhard, Siegfried, Wolfgang.

    German: occupational or status name for an arbiter or judge, Middle High German rihtære (from rihten ‘to make right’). The term was used in the Middle Ages mostly to denote a part-time legal official. Such communal conciliators held a position of considerable esteem in rural communities; in eastern Germany the term came to denote a village headman, which was often a hereditary office. It is in this part of Germany that the surname is most frequent. The surname Richter is also common in many other European countries, most notably Czechia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and the Netherlands, and also in South Africa. See also 3 below.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a rabbinic judge, from German Richter ‘judge’ (see 1 above). See also Dayan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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