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Nutter Name Meaning

occupational name for a keeper of oxen, from an agent derivative of Middle English nowt ‘beast’, ‘ox’ (from Old Norse naut, a cognate of Old English neat; compare Neat). occupational name for a scribe or clerk, from Middle English notere (Old English notere, from Latin notarius, an agent derivative of nota ‘mark’, ‘sign’).

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


Similar surnames: Netter, Hutter, Butter, Sutter, Rutter, Cutter, Mutter, Natter

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Where is the Nutter family from?

You can see how Nutter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nutter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nutter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 75 Nutter families living in New Hampshire. This was about 35% of all the recorded Nutter's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Nutter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nutter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nutter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nutter. 22% of Nutter men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Nutter women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nutter were Farm Laborer and Waitress.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Nutter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nutter 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Nutter. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Nutter. For the veterans among your Nutter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nutter lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nutter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nutter in 1940 was 61, and 73 in 2004.

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