Lawter Family History

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Lawter Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant of Lauder.

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

Similar surnames: Lawder, Lawther, Baxter, Slawter, Laster, Lyster, Gaiter, Satter

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Lawter Family Origin

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Lawter Family Occupations

What did your Lawter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lawter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Lawter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Dry Goods Mercht. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lawter. A less common occupation for the Lawter family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Dry Goods Mercht.

  • Keeps House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lawter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lawter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lawter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lawter 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 410 immigration records available for the last name Lawter. 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 696 military records available for the last name Lawter. For the veterans among your Lawter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lawter Life Expectancy

What is the average Lawter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Lawter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Lawter in 1954 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lawter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lawter 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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