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Specter Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Spector .

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


Similar surnames: Spector, Speer, Secker, Shechter, Spektor, Pester, Speyer, Speiser

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Where is the Specter family from?

You can see how Specter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Specter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Specter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Specter families living in Missouri. This was about 83% of all the recorded Specter's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Specter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Specter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Specter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Specter. 29% of Specter men worked as a Salesman and 18% of Specter women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Specter were Laborer and Salesgirl. .

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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

  • Salesman
    29%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Tailor
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Salesgirl
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Specter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Specter 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 782 immigration records available for the last name Specter. 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 297 military records available for the last name Specter. For the veterans among your Specter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Specter lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Specter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Specter in 1958 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

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