Molter Family History

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Molter Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a maltster, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German molten ‘to produce malt’.

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

Similar surnames: Molder, Kolter, Malter, Bolter, Moller, Multer, Colter, Meltzer

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Molter Family Origin

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Molter Family Occupations

What did your Molter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Molter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Molter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Molter family was Carpenter. Farmer, Baker and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Molter.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Molter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Molter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Molter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Molter. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Molter. For the veterans among your Molter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Molter Life Expectancy

What is the average Molter lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Molter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Molter in 1940 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Molter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Molter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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