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Panter Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a panther, Middle High German panter (see Panther 1). North German: occupational name for a mortager or pawn broker, from a contracted form of Pfandherr. English (mainly Northamptonshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a servant in charge of the supply of bread and other provisions in a monastery or large household, Middle English pan(e)ter (Old French panetier).

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


Similar surnames: Ganter, Painter, Panther, Panzer, Pantel, Paster, Kanter, Pinter

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Where is the Panter family from?

You can see how Panter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Panter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Panter families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Panter families living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Panter's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Panter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Panter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Panter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Panter. 22% of Panter men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Panter women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Panter were Proprietor and Cook.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Panter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Panter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Panter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Panter. For the veterans among your Panter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Panter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Panter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Panter in 1950 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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