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Peotter Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Piotter itself of Polish origin.

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

Similar surnames: Petter, Procter, Cotter, Peaster, Potter, Fetter, Peltzer, Platter

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Where is the Peotter family from?

You can see how Peotter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peotter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Peotter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Peotter families living in Wisconsin. This was 100% of all the recorded Peotter's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Peotter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peotter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peotter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peotter. 20% of Peotter men worked as a Carpenter and 60% of Peotter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peotter were Mechanic 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

  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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What Peotter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 645 census records available for the last name Peotter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peotter 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 63 immigration records available for the last name Peotter. 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 168 military records available for the last name Peotter. For the veterans among your Peotter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peotter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Peotter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Peotter in 1953 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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