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Luten Family History

Luten Name Meaning

metronymic from the personal name Luite, a short form of Lu(i)tgard (see Luckhardt). from Luttin, a pet form of Lutto, a pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with hlod- as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Lutgen, Lutz, Lueken, Luthi, Buren, Loden, Leben, Lien, Luton, Uren

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Where is the Luten family from?

You can see how Luten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luten families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Luten families living in South Carolina. This was about 75% of all the recorded Luten's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Luten families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Luten. 25% of Luten men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Luten women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luten were Contractor and Maid.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Contractor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Luten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luten 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Luten. 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 599 military records available for the last name Luten. For the veterans among your Luten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luten lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Luten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Luten in 1958 was 30, and 88 in 2004.

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