History of your Surname
Get access to Apter family records.Start a free trial

Apter Family History

Apter Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Apt.

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

Similar surnames: Alter, Achter, Speer, Easter, Wapner, Auer, Poer, Hiter, Axler, Kuter

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Apter family from?

You can see how Apter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Apter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Apter families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1920 there were 19 Apter families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Apter's in USA. New York had the highest population of Apter families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Apter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Apter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Apter. 32% of Apter men worked as a Salesman and 45% of Apter women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Apter were Butcher and Clerk. .

View Census Data for Apter | Data not to scale

*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
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Apter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Apter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Apter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Apter

Passenger Lists

There are 938 immigration records available for the last name Apter. 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.

View all Apter immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 671 military records available for the last name Apter. For the veterans among your Apter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Apter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Apter family history

Discover More

What is the average Apter lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Apter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Apter in 1959 was 62, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Apter

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Apter family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial