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Deeter Family History

Deeter Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Dieter .

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


Similar surnames: Deter, Deuter, Heeter, Teeter, Detter, Peeper, Dieter, Reeter, Deater

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Where is the Deeter family from?

You can see how Deeter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deeter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Deeter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Deeter families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Deeter's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Deeter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deeter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deeter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deeter. 22% of Deeter men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Deeter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deeter were Carpenter and Seamstress. .

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Deeter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deeter 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 369 immigration records available for the last name Deeter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Deeter. For the veterans among your Deeter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deeter lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Deeter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Deeter in 1945 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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