Genter Family History

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Genter Name Meaning

South German: variant of Ganter 1.

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

Similar surnames: Ganter, Gentner, Kenter, Genthner, Ginter, Center, Gonter, Gentes

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Genter Family Origin

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Genter Family Occupations

What did your Genter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Genter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Genter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Genter. A less common occupation for the Genter family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brick Maker

  • Carpenter


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

Genter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Genter Life Expectancy

What is the average Genter lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Genter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Genter in 1947 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Genter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Genter 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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