Falter Family History

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Falter Name Meaning

South German: topographic name from Middle High German valletor, valter, the term for a self-closing gate, placed between a village and the adjacent fields.

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

Similar surnames: Faler, Halter, Balter, Malter, Faller, Kalter, Filter, Alber, Salter

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Falter Family Origin

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Falter Family Occupations

What did your Falter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Falter family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Falter. The most common Falter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Falter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Falter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Falter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falter 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Falter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Falter. For the veterans among your Falter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Falter Life Expectancy

What is the average Falter lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Falter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Falter in 1945 was 23, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Falter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Falter 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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