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Counter Family History

Counter Name Meaning

English (Devon of Norman origin): occupational name for a treasurer or accountant from Middle English counter (from Old French conteor). Americanized form of French Comtois .

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


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

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Where is the Counter family from?

You can see how Counter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Counter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Counter families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Counter family living in Michigan. This was about 33% of all the recorded Counter's in USA. Michigan and 2 other states had the highest population of Counter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Counter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Counter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Counter. 22% of Counter men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Counter women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Counter were Salesman and Cook. .

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Cook
    8%
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What Counter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 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 Lists

There are 622 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 Cards

There are 5,000 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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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.

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