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Kolter Family History

Kolter Name Meaning

German:: metonymic occupational name for a maker of quilts and comforters from Middle High German kulter kolter ‘quilt’ (from Latin culcitra). from Middle High German Middle Low German kolter ‘plowshare’ (from Latin culter) hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of plows or for a plowman. Compare Colter .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bolter, Koller, Koster, Kelter, Kolber, Molter, Kalter, Kocher

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Where is the Kolter family from?

You can see how Kolter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kolter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Kolter family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Kolter's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kolter families in 1840.
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What did your Kolter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kolter. 18% of Kolter men worked as a Laborer and 56% of Kolter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolter were Farming and Registered Nurse. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Registered Nurse
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kolter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolter 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 496 immigration records available for the last name Kolter. 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 722 military records available for the last name Kolter. For the veterans among your Kolter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolter lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kolter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kolter in 1960 was 70, and 83 in 2004.

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