Corter Family History

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Corter Name Meaning

Origin unidentified; possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Gorter.

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


Similar surnames: Coster, Courter, Sorter, Gorter, Conter, Porter, Colter, Corner

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Corter Family Origin

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Corter Family Occupations

What did your Corter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Corter family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corter. The most common Corter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Corter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    22%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Corter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Corter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Corter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corter 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Corter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Corter. For the veterans among your Corter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corter Life Expectancy

What is the average Corter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Corter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Corter in 1950 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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