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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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Where is the Balter family from?

You can see how Balter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Balter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Balter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Balter family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Balter's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Balter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Balter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Balter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Balter. 16% of Balter men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Balter women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balter were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Balter lifespan?

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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