Kater Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: nickname from Middle Dutch cater, kater ‘tomcat’. Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch cater ‘provisioner’. North German: status name for a cottager, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German kate ‘small house’, ‘hut’.

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


Similar surnames: Vater, Cater, Kuter, Rater, Kafer, Kaser, Kamer, Kalter, Water

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Kater Family Origin

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Kater Family Occupations

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  • Piano Font Maker

    50%
  • Trader

    50%

In 1881, Piano Font Maker and Trader were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kater. The most common Kater occupation in Canada was Piano Font Maker. 50% of Kater's were Piano Font Makers.

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Kater Historical Records

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Kater Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Kater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kater in 1956 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kater

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