Gunter Family History

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Gunter Name Meaning

German (also Gunther, Günt(h)er) and English: from the Germanic personal name Gunter (Old French Gontier), composed of the elements gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Gunner, Ganter, Gonter, Gunder, Gotter, Gunther, Getter, Grater

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Gunter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gunter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gunter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Gunter Family Origin

Where is the Gunter family from?

Gunter Family Occupations

What did your Gunter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gunter. The most common Gunter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Gunter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gunter family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Gunter Historical Records

What Gunter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Gunter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunter 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunter. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Gunter. For the veterans among your Gunter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gunter Life Expectancy

What is the average Gunter lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gunter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gunter in 1945 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gunter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gunter 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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