Docter Family History

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Docter Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Doctor. Respelling of German Dockter or Doktor.

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

Similar surnames: Doctor, Dockter, Souter, Rotter, Dicker, Colter, Dover, Dokter

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Docter Family Origin

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Docter Family Occupations

What did your Docter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Docter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Docter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Docter family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Docter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Docter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Docter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Docter 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 336 immigration records available for the last name Docter. 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 302 military records available for the last name Docter. For the veterans among your Docter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Docter Life Expectancy

What is the average Docter lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Docter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Docter in 1956 was 59, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Docter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Docter 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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