Gorter Family History

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Gorter Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a grower of barley, and possibly by extension a brewer, Middle Dutch gruter, gurter.

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


Similar surnames: Horter, Porter, Korver, Porten, Corter, Morter, Gonter, Kolter

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Gorter Family Origin

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Gorter Family Occupations

What did your Gorter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Gardner and Housekeeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorter. A less common occupation for the Gorter family was Work Tanery. The most common Gorter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Gorter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Gardner

    20%
  • Housekeeping

    20%
  • Work Tanery

    20%

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

Gorter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gorter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorter 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gorter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gorter. For the veterans among your Gorter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gorter Life Expectancy

What is the average Gorter lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gorter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gorter in 1964 was 60, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gorter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gorter 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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