Center Family History

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Center Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of belts and girdles, from Middle English ceinture, ceintere ‘girdle’. Possibly an Americanized form of German Zehnder, a variant of Zehner.

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

Similar surnames: Senter, Benner, Canter, Cater, Jenner, Enter, Mente, Fenger, Venter

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Center Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Center name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Center. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Center Family Origin

Where is the Center family from?

Center Family Occupations

What did your Center ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Center family was Servant. Farmer, Carigemaker and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Center. The most common Center occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Center's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carigemaker

  • Clerk

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Center ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Center Historical Records

What Center family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Center. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Center census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Center. 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 Card

There are 39,000 military records available for the last name Center. For the veterans among your Center ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Center Life Expectancy

What is the average Center lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Center life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Center in 1943 was 27, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Center ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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