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Kater Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: nickname from Middle Dutch cater, kater ‘tomcat’. Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch cater ‘provisioner’. North German: status name for a cottager, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German kate ‘small house’, ‘hut’.

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


Similar surnames: Vater, Cater, Kuter, Rater, Kafer, Kaser, Kamer, Kalter, Water

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Kater Family Origin

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Kater Family Occupations

What did your Kater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kater. The most common Kater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Kater's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kater family was Saloon Keeper.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Saloon Keeper

    9%

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

Kater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kater 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kater. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kater. For the veterans among your Kater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kater Life Expectancy

What is the average Kater lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kater in 1956 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kater 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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