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Patera Name Meaning

Czech: nickname for the illegitimate son of a priest, or for someone thought to resemble a priest, from Czech pater ‘priest’, from Latin pater ‘father’. Greek: from the medieval and modern Greek vocabulary word patera(s) ‘father’, ancient Greek pater.

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

Similar surnames: Pater, Pitera, Cater, Water, Mateja, Patella, Madera, Prater, Vater

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Where is the Patera family from?

You can see how Patera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Patera family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Patera families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Patera families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Patera's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Patera families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Patera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Patera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Patera. 26% of Patera men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Patera women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Patera were Packer and Helper.

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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
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Packer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Machine Operator
  • Operator
  • Helper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Patera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Patera census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 676 immigration records available for the last name Patera. 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 Cards

There are 539 military records available for the last name Patera. For the veterans among your Patera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Patera lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2003, in the United States, Patera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Patera in 1949 was 61, and 76 in 2003.

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