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Filter Name Meaning

North German: from Low German vilt ‘felt’ (from Old Saxon filt), an occupational name for someone who made felt or a metonymic occupational name for a hatter.

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

Similar surnames: Fister, Filler, Filer, Malter, Kolter, Bolter, Witter, Silber, Falter

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Filter Family Origin

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Filter Family Occupations

What did your Filter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Filter. The most common Filter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Filter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Filter family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason

  • Carpenter


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Filter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Filter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filter 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 705 immigration records available for the last name Filter. 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 552 military records available for the last name Filter. For the veterans among your Filter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Filter Life Expectancy

What is the average Filter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Filter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Filter in 1954 was 42, and 86 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Filter 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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