Kanter Family History

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Kanter Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kantor. German: topographic name for someone living at the edge of a settlement or in a corner, or habitational name for someone from a place called Kant (see Kant). German: from the medieval personal name Ganthart.

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

Similar surnames: Panter, Kinter, Kanner, Ganter, Santer, Kater, Kantner, Easter

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Kanter Family Origin

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Kanter Family Occupations

What did your Kanter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Trapper and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kanter. 32% of Kanter men worked as a Trapper and 50% of Kanter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kanter were Farmer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Trapper
  • Charpenter
  • Dealer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Butter Battery Maker
  • Teacher

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

Kanter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kanter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kanter 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kanter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kanter. For the veterans among your Kanter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kanter Life Expectancy

What is the average Kanter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kanter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kanter in 1954 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kanter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kanter 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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