Counterman Family History

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Counterman Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kundermann, a nickname for a devilish person, from Middle High German kunder ‘monster’ + man ‘man’, or an altered form of Kondermann, a habitational name for someone from Kondrau in Bavaria. The surname is found in England, though now rare, and may be an occupational name meaning ‘servant of the accountant’, from Middle English countour ‘accountant’ (see Counter) + man ‘servant’.

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

Similar surnames: Shusterman, Sonderman, Kolterman, Otterman, Dauterman, Cotterman

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Counterman Family Origin

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Counterman Family Occupations

What did your Counterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Counterman. The most common Counterman occupation in the USA was Laborer. 48% of Counterman's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Counterman family was Doctor.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Works On Farm

  • Doctor


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

Counterman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Counterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Counterman 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 57 immigration records available for the last name Counterman. 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 745 military records available for the last name Counterman. For the veterans among your Counterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Counterman Life Expectancy

What is the average Counterman lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Counterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Counterman in 1943 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Counterman 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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