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Footer Surname Meaning

English (Norfolk and Suffolk): nickname from Old French foteor ‘fornicator’. English: perhaps also an occupational name from Middle English foter ‘huntsman who hunts on foot’ or with an unrecorded sense ‘dancer’ a derivative of Middle English foten ‘to go on foot to walk to dance’. Americanized form of French Fortin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Foote, Coomer, Sorter, Pooler, Holter, Oster, Boozer, Flater, Fonte

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Where is the Footer family from?

You can see how Footer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Footer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Footer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 34 Footer families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Footer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Footer families in 1911.
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What did your Footer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Footer. 26% of Footer men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Footer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Footer were Manager and Laundress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Footer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Footer 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 549 immigration records available for the last name Footer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Footer. For the veterans among your Footer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Footer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Footer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Footer in 1954 was 53, and 87 in 2004.

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