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Darter Family History

Darter Name Meaning

English: apparently an occupational name from an agent noun from Middle English darten ‘to pierce with a dart’ and perhaps ‘to plant (vines)’. Americanized form of German Dötter (see Dotter ). Compare Tarter .

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


Similar surnames: Arter, Paster, Harter, Darsey, Carter, Marter, Darr, Barten, Charter

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Where is the Darter family from?

You can see how Darter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Darter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Darter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Darter families living in Arkansas. This was about 24% of all the recorded Darter's in USA. Arkansas and 2 other states had the highest population of Darter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Darter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Darter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Darter. 27% of Darter men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Darter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Darter were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    21%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Darter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darter 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 565 immigration records available for the last name Darter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Darter. For the veterans among your Darter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Darter lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Darter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Darter in 1957 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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