Halter Family History

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Halter Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow or pastureland, from Middle High German halte ‘pasture’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German haltære ‘keeper’, ‘shepherd’, German Halter. English: occupational name for a maker of halters for horses and cattle, Middle English haltrere (from Old English hælftre ‘halter’). Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a halter-maker, from Middle Dutch halfter, haelter, halter ‘halter’.

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

Similar surnames: Malter, Salter, Haller, Hammer, Holter, Hauter, Balter, Hayer, Hayter

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Halter Family Origin

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Halter Family Occupations

What did your Halter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Halter. 70% of Halter men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Butcher
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Halter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Halter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halter 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Halter. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Halter. For the veterans among your Halter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halter Life Expectancy

What is the average Halter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Halter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Halter in 1944 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

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