Kanter Family History

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Kanter Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kantor. German: topographic name for someone living at the edge of a settlement or in a corner, or habitational name for someone from a place called Kant (see Kant). German: from the medieval personal name Ganthart.

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

Similar surnames: Panter, Kinter, Kanner, Ganter, Santer, Kater, Kantner, Easter

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Kanter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kanter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kanter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kanter Family Origin

Where is the Kanter family from?

Kanter Family Occupations

What did your Kanter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kanter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Kanter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kanter family was Currier. Farmer, Banker and Saloon Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kanter.

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  • Farmer

  • Banker

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Currier


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kanter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kanter Historical Records

What Kanter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Kanter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kanter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kanter. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Kanter. For the veterans among your Kanter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kanter Life Expectancy

What is the average Kanter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kanter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kanter in 1954 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kanter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kanter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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