Malter Family History

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Malter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who produced or used malt for brewing, from an agent derivative of Middle English malt ‘malt’, ‘germinated barley’ (Old English mealt). English (of Norman origin): according to Reaney, a habitational name from some place in France called Maleterre, from Old French male terre ‘bad land’ (Latin mala terra). German: metonymic occupational name for a grain measurer or a maker of grain measures, or for a miller, from Middle High German malter, a measure of grain. Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Halter, Master, Salter, Matter, Balter, Maller, Alter, Molter, Galler

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Malter Family Origin

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Malter Family Occupations

What did your Malter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Malter. 20% of Malter men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Malter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malter were Manager and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper

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

Malter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Malter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Malter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Malter. For the veterans among your Malter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Malter Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Malter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Malter in 1954 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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