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Deater Family History

Deater Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Dieter.

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


Similar surnames: Deter, Teater, Deamer, Deiter, Deaner, Detter, Deeter, Zeamer, Beaber

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Where is the Deater family from?

You can see how Deater families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deater family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deater families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Deater families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Deater's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Deater families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deater surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deater ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deater. 39% of Deater men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Deater women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deater were Carpenter and Farmer. .

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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
    39%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Mechanic
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • Saleslady
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Deater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deater 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 205 immigration records available for the last name Deater. 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 342 military records available for the last name Deater. For the veterans among your Deater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deater lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Deater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Deater in 1954 was 63, and 85 in 2004.

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