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Courter Family History

Courter Name Meaning

French: probably an altered spelling of Couture.

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


Similar surnames: Courser, Courey, Corter, Coursen, Courteau, Cluster, Courtier

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Where is the Courter family from?

You can see how Courter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Courter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Courter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 36 Courter families living in New Jersey. This was about 53% of all the recorded Courter's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Courter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Courter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Courter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Courter. 22% of Courter men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Courter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Courter were Clerk and Nurse. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Nurse
    6%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Courter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Courter 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 646 immigration records available for the last name Courter. 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 Courter. For the veterans among your Courter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Courter lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Courter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Courter in 1946 was 49, and 70 in 2004.

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