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Harter Name Meaning

German (also Härter): variant of Harder . South German and Tyrolean: habitational name for someone from Hart in Austria. English (Lancashire and Cheshire): nickname from Middle English herter ‘one who encourages consoles or inspires’ (from herten ‘to encourage etc.’).

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

Similar surnames: Harder, Horter, Halter, Hartter, Hurter, Karter, Hartner, Harten

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Where is the Harter family from?

You can see how Harter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 46 Harter families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Harter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Harter families in 1911.
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What did your Harter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Couturier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Harter. 63% of Harter men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Harter women worked as a Couturier. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Couturier
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Harter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harter 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Harter. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Harter. For the veterans among your Harter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Harter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Harter in 1948 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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