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Luter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a player on the lute, Middle English lutar, an agent derivative of lute. English: metonymic occupational name for an otter hunter, from Old French loutre ‘otter’. Dutch: variant of Luther 1.

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


Similar surnames: Luker, Suter, Muter, Luther, Lier, Sauter, Cutler, Lutter, Rutter

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Where is the Luter family from?

You can see how Luter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Luter families living in Tennessee. This was about 25% of all the recorded Luter's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Luter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Luter. 27% of Luter men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Luter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luter were Farming and Seamstress.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Luter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luter 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 967 immigration records available for the last name Luter. 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 Luter. For the veterans among your Luter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Luter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Luter in 1953 was 36, and 63 in 2004.

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