Sorter Family History

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Sorter Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. In part English, a variant of Sarter, a topographic name for someone who lived in a woodland clearing, from Old English assart, essart ‘clearing in woodland’.

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

Similar surnames: Porter, Morter, Porte, Corte, Shorter, Souter, Porten, Dormer, Suter

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Sorter Family Origin

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Sorter Family Occupations

What did your Sorter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sorter. The most common Sorter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Sorter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sorter family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


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

Sorter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sorter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorter 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 349 immigration records available for the last name Sorter. 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 520 military records available for the last name Sorter. For the veterans among your Sorter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sorter Life Expectancy

What is the average Sorter lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Sorter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Sorter in 1957 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sorter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sorter 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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