Meaning and Origin of: Auchter

Family name origins & meanings

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