Cater Name Meaning

English: occupational name for the buyer of provisions for a large household, from a reduced form of Anglo-Norman French acatour (Late Latin acceptator, an agent derivative of acceptare ‘to accept’). Modern English caterer results from the addition of a second agent suffix to the word. Slovenian (Cater): status name for a person who read out the Slovenian ceremonial text at the installation of the Carantanian rulers and, later, Carinthian dukes, derived from the dialect verb catiti ‘to read’. Carantania was the early medieval Slovenian state on the territory of present-day Carinthia and Styria, now divided between Austria and Slovenia. The people’s installation of the Carantanian rulers was an exceptional example of democratic elections in medieval Europe. Thomas Jefferson knew about it and was influenced by it in his thinking about American Independence. Perhaps also an Americanized spelling of German Köter (see Koetter).

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


Similar surnames: Carter, Canter, Kater, Rater, Cager, Water, Hayer, Cates, Baker

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Cater Family Origin

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Cater Family Occupations

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  • Cart Painter

    33%
  • Carriage Painter

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Hotelier

    17%

In 1881, Cart Painter, Carriage Painter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cater. The most common Cater occupation in Canada was Cart Painter. 33% of Cater's were Cart Painters. A less common occupation for the Cater family was Hotelier.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Cater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cater in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cater

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