Kolter Family History

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Kolter Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a quilt maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kulter, kolter ‘quilt’ (Latin culcitra). from Middle High German, Middle Low German kolter ‘plowshare’ (Latin culter), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of plows, a plowman, or possibly for an arable farmer.

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


Similar surnames: Bolter, Koller, Koster, Kelter, Kolber, Molter, Kalter, Kocher

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Kolter Family Origin

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Kolter Family Occupations

What did your Kolter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kolter. 7% of Kolter men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Kolter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolter were Farming and Beautician

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Registered Nurse
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Beautician
    4%

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

Kolter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kolter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolter 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 496 immigration records available for the last name Kolter. 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 722 military records available for the last name Kolter. For the veterans among your Kolter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kolter Life Expectancy

What is the average Kolter lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kolter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kolter in 1960 was 70, and 83 in 2004.

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