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Painter Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French peinto(u)r, oblique case of peintre ‘painter’, hence an occupational name for a painter (normally of colored glass). In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at St. Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in central and southern England. German: topographic name for someone living in a fenced enclosure (see Bainter).

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


Similar surnames: Panter, Pointer, Pinter, Pinner, Winter, Tainter, Ganter, Paine

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Painter Family Origin

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Painter Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Painter. The most common Painter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Painter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Painter family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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Painter Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Painter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Painter in 1943 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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