Deter Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Detert, which is a reduced of Dethard, from an old personal name composed of Old Saxon thioda ‘people’, ‘race’ + hard ‘strong’. This a deduced form of Dietrich. Possibly an altered spelling of Dieter.

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


Similar surnames: Deiter, Dieter, Deeter, Peter, Deer, Getter, Detter, Geter, Detar

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Deter Family Origin

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Deter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

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In 1880, the most common Deter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Deter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Deter family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deter.

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Deter Historical Records

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Deter Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Deter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Deter in 1946 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deter

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