An "aufrichter",in current German ,is a setting up machine; I can imagine
that it was the occupation of somebody building or setting up something .
But I wonder if it couldn't also relate to some religious rite ?
-(In any case,I'm incredibly proud of my surname!)-
For your possible answer,many thanks in advance...
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