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Holter Name Meaning

English (Sussex): topographic name for someone who lived by a holt, a small wood, + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. North German (also Hölter): habitational name from places called Holter or Hölter. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southeastern Norway, from the indefinite plural of holt ‘holt’, ‘small wood’ (see Holt).

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


Similar surnames: Holten, Holte, Holtzer, Halter, Holmer, Hoster, Holder, Hoelter

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Where is the Holter family from?

You can see how Holter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Holter families living in Ohio. This was about 69% of all the recorded Holter's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Holter families in 1840.
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What did your Holter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holter. 22% of Holter men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Holter women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holter were Clerk and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Holter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Holter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Holter. For the veterans among your Holter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holter lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Holter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Holter in 1952 was 63, and 82 in 2004.

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