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Counter Name Meaning

English (Devon): occupational name for a treasurer or accountant, from Middle English counter (from Old French conteor).

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


Similar surnames: Corner, Pointer, Countess, Center, Conner, Cutter, Cotter, Coyner

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Counter Family Origin

Where is the Counter family from?

Counter Family Occupations

What did your Counter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Counter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Counter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Counter family was Clerk Store. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Counter.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Clerk Store

    3%

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

Counter Historical Records

What Counter family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Counter Life Expectancy

What is the average Counter lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Counter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Counter in 1952 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Counter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Counter 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.

Famous Counter Family

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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