14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Filter Family History

Filter Name Meaning
North German: from Low German vilt ‘felt’ (from Old Saxon filt), an occupational name for someone who made felt or a metonymic occupational name for a hatter.

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

14,143 Historical Documents with Filter on Ancestry.com
4,503 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
465 Military Records
658 Immigration Records
3,176 Census and Voter Lists
5,341 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Filter Families

  • Number of Filter families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Filter families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Filter last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Filter census records

You can see how Filter families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Filter census records >

Filter Family Origin

Click on a place to view Filter immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Filter families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Filter immigration records >

Filter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Filter immigration records

You can find out when most of the Filter families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Filter immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Filter

Click on a circle in the chart to view Filter birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your 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.

View all Filter ancestors in the SSDI

Filter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Filter census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Filter ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Filter census records >

Filter Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Filter military records >

Message Board about Filter 7 Threads, 11 Messages

Look up another family name
×