Gater Family History

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Gater Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gaiter.

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

Similar surnames: Ganter, Gaiter, Cater, Gates, Gayer, Galer, Ater, Water, Gaver, Gaer

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Gater Family Origin

Where is the Gater family from?

Gater Family Occupations

What did your Gater ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Gater Historical Records

What Gater family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Gater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gater 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gater. 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 Gater. For the veterans among your Gater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gater Life Expectancy

What is the average Gater lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Gater in 1946 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gater 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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