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Bainter Name Meaning

German: topographic name with numerous variants, from Middle High German biunte (modern Bünd-) ‘enclosed plot of land (for cultivation or a farmstead)’. See Pointer.

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


Similar surnames: Painter, Winter, Kinter, Raiter, Ganter, Panter, Bailer, Kanter

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Where is the Bainter family from?

You can see how Bainter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bainter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bainter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Bainter families living in British Columbia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bainter's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Bainter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bainter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bainter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bainter. 30% of Bainter men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Bainter women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bainter were Truck Driver and Nurse.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    21%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Nurse
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bainter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bainter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 185 immigration records available for the last name Bainter. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bainter. For the veterans among your Bainter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bainter lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bainter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Bainter in 1945 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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