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Hutter Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a hatter from an agent derivative of Middle High German huot ‘hat cap helmet’; Yiddish hut German Hut ‘hat’. In part this is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar ). The surname of German origin is also found in France (Alsace) Hungary Czechia and Slovenia. German (Hütter): topographic name from Middle High German hütte ‘hut’. Dutch and German: occupational name for someone who works in a glass or iron foundry in a hut or Hütte. English (Middlesex): perhaps a variant of Hotter an occupational name for a basket maker from Middle English hottere; the same term also referred to someone who carried baskets of sand for making mortar. Alternatively it may have denoted someone who lived in a hut or shed from a derivative of Middle English hotte hutte ‘hut shed’.

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


Similar surnames: Butter, Nutter, Huster, Sutter, Futter, Putter, Mutter, Shutter

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Where is the Hutter family from?

You can see how Hutter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hutter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hutter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hutter families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Hutter's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hutter families in 1840.
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What did your Hutter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hutter. 13% of Hutter men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Hutter women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hutter were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hutter. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Hutter. For the veterans among your Hutter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hutter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hutter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hutter in 1954 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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