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Charters Name Meaning

Scottish (Kirkcudbrightshire) and northern English: habitational name of Norman origin from the French city of Chartres named for a Gaulish tribe recorded in Latin sources as the Carnutes whose seat it was. English: variant of Chatters .

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


Similar surnames: Chester, Charter, Charles, Chambers, Carter, Carver, Cater, Chartier

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Where is the Charters family from?

You can see how Charters families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Charters family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Charters families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Charters families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Charters's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Charters families in 1840.
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What did your Charters ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Charters. 18% of Charters men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Charters women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Charters were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Charters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Charters 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Charters. 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 Charters. For the veterans among your Charters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Charters lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Charters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Charters in 1947 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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