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Lanter Name Meaning

Swiss German: possibly from the personal name Lanthar.

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

Similar surnames: Lander, Kanter, Santer, Lancer, Panter, Lanzer, Laner, Lauter, Lanser

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Where is the Lanter family from?

You can see how Lanter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lanter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lanter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Lanter families living in Kentucky. This was about 25% of all the recorded Lanter's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Lanter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lanter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lanter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lanter. 26% of Lanter men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Lanter women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lanter were Salesman and Telephone Operator.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Lanter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanter 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 732 immigration records available for the last name Lanter. 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 Lanter. For the veterans among your Lanter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lanter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lanter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Lanter in 1950 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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