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Malter Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English malter ‘maltster malt-maker or malt-seller’ (a derivative of Old English mealt ‘malt’). Compare Maltman . This surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Maleterre in Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes (Ille-et-Vilaine) from Old French male terre ‘bad land’. This surname is very rare in Britain and Ireland. 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 (from Austrian Galicia): from German Malta ‘the island of Malta’ + the suffix -er one of names assigned at random by Austrian clerks.

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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Where is the Malter family from?

You can see how Malter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Malter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Malter families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 40% of all the recorded Malter's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Malter families in 1911.
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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 USA 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Malter lifespan?

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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