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Center Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Aberdeenshire): metonymic occupational name from Middle English Old French ceinture seinture ‘girdle’ denoting someone who made or sold girdles or perhaps a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive girdle. English: variant of Senter Americanized form of German Zehnder or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Senter, Benner, Canter, Cater, Jenner, Enter, Mente, Fenger, Venter

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Where is the Center family from?

You can see how Center families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Center family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Center families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Center families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Center's in USA. New York had the highest population of Center families in 1840.
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What did your Center ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Center. 23% of Center men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Center women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Center were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Center. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Center 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Center. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Center. For the veterans among your Center ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Center lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Center life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Center in 1943 was 27, and 81 in 2004.

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