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Soter Family History

Soter Name Meaning

Greek: from the Greek personal name Soterios, an adjectival form meaning ‘redeeming’, ‘saving’, based on the vocabulary word soter ‘savior’, ‘redeemer’ (compare Italian Salvatore), or a reduced form of a patronymic surname based on this (Soterakis, Soteriadis, Soteropoulos, etc.). Soter is also found as an Albanian name.

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


Similar surnames: Soler, Sotir, Ozer, Soder, Boyer, Hoster, Seger, Luter, Sater, Sorber

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Where is the Soter family from?

You can see how Soter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Soter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Soter families living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Soter's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Soter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Soter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Soter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Soter. 21% of Soter men worked as a Proprietor and 67% of Soter women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Soter were Cook 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

  • Proprietor
    21%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Cook
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    67%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Soter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soter 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 672 immigration records available for the last name Soter. 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 534 military records available for the last name Soter. For the veterans among your Soter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soter lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Soter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Soter in 1951 was 65, and 79 in 2004.

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