Quilter Family History

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Quilter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of quilts and mattresses, and also of the quilted garments worn in battle by those who could not afford armor made of metal, from an agent derivative of Middle English, cuilte, coilte ‘quilt’, ‘mattress’ (from Old French, from Latin culcita ‘mattress’).

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

Similar surnames: Quiller, Cutler, Lister, Luter, Spilker, Filter, Rutter, Dupler

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Quilter Family Origin

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Quilter Family Occupations

What did your Quilter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Keeps House and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quilter. The most common Quilter occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Quilter's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Quilter family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeps House

  • At Home

  • Carpenter


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

Quilter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Quilter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Quilter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Quilter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Quilter. For the veterans among your Quilter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Quilter Life Expectancy

What is the average Quilter lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Quilter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Quilter in 1963 was 76, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quilter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Quilter 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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