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Ater Family History

Ater Name Meaning

English: unexplained. German: unexplained; possibly a variant of Eder or Ader, from a Germanic personal name Adheri, composed of adal ‘clan’, ‘nobility’ + heri ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Ager, Aker, Ader, Walter, Aber, Arter, Water, Rater, Lier, Aster

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Where is the Ater family from?

You can see how Ater families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ater family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ater families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Ater families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ater's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Ater families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ater surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ater ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ater. 35% of Ater men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Ater women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ater were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Operator
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    31%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Nurse
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ater 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 265 immigration records available for the last name Ater. 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 Ater. For the veterans among your Ater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ater lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Ater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ater in 1945 was 27, and 71 in 2004.

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