Halt Family History

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Halt Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by pastureland, Middle High German halte ‘pasture’ or ‘stopping place’. English and North German: nickname from Middle English, Middle Low German halte ‘lame’ (Old English h(e)alt) ‘lame’.

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

Similar surnames: Hart, Hall, Holt, Haut, Hale, Hain, Walt, Hald, Kalt, Belt

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Halt Family Origin

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Halt Family Occupations

What did your Halt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Halt family was Dressmaker. Scholar, Farmer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halt. The most common Halt occupation in Canada was Scholar. 25% of Halt's were Scholars.

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  • Scholar

  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Dressmaker


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

Halt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Halt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halt 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Halt. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Halt. For the veterans among your Halt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halt Life Expectancy

What is the average Halt lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Halt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Halt in 1963 was 70, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Halt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Halt 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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