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Horter Name Meaning

Southern German (mainly Austria): variant of Harter 1. German (Bavaria; Hörter): occupational name, a variant of Herder 1. Dutch (de Horter): nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch horten, hurten ‘to jolt, knock, or jerk’ + the definite article de ‘the’.

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


Similar surnames: Porter, Horner, Herter, Harter, Gorter, Korver, Hurter, Hoerter

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Where is the Horter family from?

You can see how Horter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horter families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Horter families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 89% of all the recorded Horter's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Horter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Horter. 21% of Horter men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Horter women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horter were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Saleswoman
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Horter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Horter. 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 915 military records available for the last name Horter. For the veterans among your Horter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horter lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Horter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Horter in 1943 was 38, and 90 in 2004.

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