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Kalter Family History

Kalter Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a vintner or someone who worked in a vineyard, from Middle High German kalter, kelter ‘wine press’. possibly a nickname meaning ‘the cold one’, from Kalt + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Kelter, Halter, Malter, Kolter, Salter, Kaster, Karter, Kater, Balter

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Where is the Kalter family from?

You can see how Kalter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kalter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kalter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kalter family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kalter's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kalter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kalter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kalter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kalter. 21% of Kalter men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Kalter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kalter were Butcher 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

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Secretary
    6%
  • Butcher
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Kalter lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kalter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kalter in 1941 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

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