Elter Name Meaning

German: distinguishing nickname bestowed on the elder (Middle High German elter) of two bearers of the same personal name. In North America, this surname has frequently been assimilated to English and Scottish Elder.

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


Similar surnames: Elder, Elmer, Belter, Alter, Eller, Etter, Kelter, Ester, Emter

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Elter Family Origin

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Elter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Black Smith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elter. A less common occupation for the Elter family was Carpenter. The most common Elter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Elter's were Farmers.

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Elter Historical Records

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Elter Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Elter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Elter in 1952 was 48, and 61 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elter

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