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Hurter Family History

Hurter Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living by a wattle fence or hurdle, from Middle High German hurt ‘hurdle’, ‘woven fence’.

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


Similar surnames: Hutter, Huster, Herter, Huerter, Horter, Huter, Harter, Turner

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Where is the Hurter family from?

You can see how Hurter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hurter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hurter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Hurter family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Hurter's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hurter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hurter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hurter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hurter. 20% of Hurter men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Hurter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hurter were Janitor and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Janitor
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Hurter lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hurter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hurter in 1963 was 73, and 49 in 2004.

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