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Flatter Name Meaning

English (Berkshire): topographic name for someone who lived on a flat a patch of level or low-lying ground (see Flatt ).

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

Similar surnames: Blatter, Flater, Glatter, Latter, Matter, Blattel, Flasher, Plattner

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Where is the Flatter family from?

You can see how Flatter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flatter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flatter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Flatter families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Flatter's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Flatter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Flatter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Flatter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Flatter. 33% of Flatter men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Flatter women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flatter were Salesman and Housework. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Operator
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housework
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What Flatter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Flatter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flatter 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 178 immigration records available for the last name Flatter. 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 554 military records available for the last name Flatter. For the veterans among your Flatter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Flatter lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Flatter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Flatter in 1959 was 55, and 90 in 2003.

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