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Panter Name Meaning

German: topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a panther Middle High German panter (see Panther ). North German: occupational name for a mortgager or pawn broker from a shortened form of Pfandherr. English (mainly Northamptonshire) and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English paneter(e) ‘officer in charge of a pantry’ (Anglo-Norman French paneter Old French panetier); the panter of a monastery also distributed loaves to the poor. Germanized or Americanized form (or a rare Slovenian variant) of Slovenian and Croatian (of Slovenian origin) Pantar: topographic name from a field name based on the dialect word pant ‘meadow that sticks to the landowner's house’ a word of German origin (see Painter ). The surname Panter is also a Gottscheerish surname i.e. It originates from the Kočevsko region (German Gottschee) of Lower Carniola formerly largely inhabited by descendants of German-speaking colonists (see Kocevar ). Compare Panther

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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Panter families living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Panter's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Panter families in 1840.
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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 USA 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 Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Stenographer
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
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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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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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