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Charter Family History

Charter Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Chatters . Breton (Finistère): variant of French Chartier and in North America probably also an altered form of this. This surname is rare in Brittany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Carter, Charters, Carte, Chartier, Harte, Carver, Charrier, Harter

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Where is the Charter family from?

You can see how Charter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Charter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Charter families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Charter families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Charter's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Charter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Charter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Charter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Charter. 28% of Charter men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Charter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Charter were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Charter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Charter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Charter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Charter. For the veterans among your Charter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Charter lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Charter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Charter in 1962 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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