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Milter Family History

Milter Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Miller, Minter, Malter, Mitter, Milner, Milder, Miler, Filter, Multer

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Where is the Milter family from?

You can see how Milter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Milter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Milter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Milter families living in Maine. This was about 19% of all the recorded Milter's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Milter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Milter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Milter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Milter. 19% of Milter men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Milter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Milter were Machinist and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Milter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Milter 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 686 immigration records available for the last name Milter. 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 306 military records available for the last name Milter. For the veterans among your Milter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Milter lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Milter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Milter in 1963 was 64, and 83 in 2004.

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