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Enter Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a poultry dealer, from an agent noun based on Ente ‘duck’.

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


Similar surnames: Emter, Center, Esser, Elter, Renter, Yenter, Etter, Enger, Venter

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Where is the Enter family from?

You can see how Enter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Enter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Enter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Enter family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Enter's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Enter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Enter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Enter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Enter. 28% of Enter men worked as a 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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Farm Laborer
    28%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Enter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Enter 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 442 immigration records available for the last name Enter. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Enter. For the veterans among your Enter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Enter lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Enter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Enter in 1965 was 71, and 83 in 2004.

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