Balter Family History

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Balter Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from the town of Balta in southern Ukraine. German: from a reduced form of the personal name Baltazar. German: in Tyrol, Austria, a variant of Walter. German: possibly also a reduced form of Swabian Balt(e)ner, from Middle High German balteniere ‘pilgrim’, ‘beggar’, ‘vagrant’. Compare Baldner.

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

Similar surnames: Balster, Balser, Halter, Malter, Bolter, Belter, Alter, Balmer

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Balter Family Origin

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Balter Family Occupations

What did your Balter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Balter family was Cigar Mfg.. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balter. The most common Balter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Balter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Mfg.


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Balter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Balter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balter. 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 Card

There are 900 military records available for the last name Balter. For the veterans among your Balter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balter Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Balter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Balter in 1962 was 75, and 81 in 2004.

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