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Muter Family History

Muter Name Meaning

English: nickname for a spokesman, from Middle English mutere, motere ‘one who speaks at public meetings’, Old English motere, an agent derivative of (ge)mot ‘gathering’, ‘meeting’. See also Musto.

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


Similar surnames: Luter, Muster, Cutler, Mutter, Suter, Meter, Hunter, Souter, Buser

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Where is the Muter family from?

You can see how Muter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Muter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Muter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Muter families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Muter's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Muter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Muter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Muter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Muter. 32% of Muter men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Muter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Muter were Painter and Stenographer.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Painter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Muter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Muter 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 999 immigration records available for the last name Muter. 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 944 military records available for the last name Muter. For the veterans among your Muter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Muter lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Muter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Muter in 1965 was 79, and 73 in 2003.

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