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Arter Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Arthur, the form being influenced perhaps by the Gaelic form of the personal name, Artair.

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


Similar surnames: Arber, Ater, Aster, Carter, Alter, Artz, Cater, Arther, Harter

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Where is the Arter family from?

You can see how Arter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Arter families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 18 Arter families living in Ohio. This was about 49% of all the recorded Arter's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Arter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arter. 26% of Arter men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Arter women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arter were Miner and Teacher.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Miner
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Arter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arter 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 Arter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Arter. For the veterans among your Arter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Arter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Arter in 1950 was 24, and 80 in 2004.

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