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Gonter Name Meaning

German: from a variant of the German personal name Günter (see Gunter). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name, a Yiddishized form of Ukrainian gontar ‘shingle maker’.

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


Similar surnames: Ganter, Poster, Gunter, Genser, Monter, Gunner, Gotter, Hoster

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Gonter Family Origin

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Gonter Family Occupations

What did your Gonter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gonter. A less common occupation for the Gonter family was At Home. The most common Gonter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Gonter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • At Home

    5%

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

Gonter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gonter Life Expectancy

What is the average Gonter lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gonter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gonter in 1958 was 60, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gonter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gonter 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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