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Sluiter Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a porter or gatekeeper Middle Dutch sluter. Compare English Porter .

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


Similar surnames: Sliter, Suiter, Sauter, Suter, Luter, Slotter, Shutter, Rutter

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Where is the Sluiter family from?

You can see how Sluiter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sluiter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sluiter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Sluiter families living in Northamptonshire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Sluiter's in United Kingdom. Northamptonshire had the highest population of Sluiter families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sluiter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sluiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sluiter. 38% of Sluiter men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Sluiter women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Farm Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farm Operator
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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What Sluiter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sluiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sluiter 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 382 immigration records available for the last name Sluiter. 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 134 military records available for the last name Sluiter. For the veterans among your Sluiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sluiter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sluiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Sluiter in 1953 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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