Pater Family History

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Pater Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and Polish: from Latin pater ‘father’, also used to denote the father superior in a religious order, hence probably a nickname for a solemn or pompous man.

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

Similar surnames: Patera, Pate, Prater, Patek, Vater, Kater, Paper, Tatar, Paster

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Pater Family Origin

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Pater Family Occupations

What did your Pater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pater. The most common Pater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Pater's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pater family was Beer Brewer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Beer Brewer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pater ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Pater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pater census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Pater. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Pater. For the veterans among your Pater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pater Life Expectancy

What is the average Pater lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Pater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Pater in 1944 was 25, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pater ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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