Vater Family History

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Vater Name Meaning

North German: nickname or status name from Middle Low German vater ‘father’, ‘person of seniority or higher rank’.

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


Similar surnames: Kater, Vader, Water, Cater, Rater, Vath, Haver, Pater, Kalter, Falter

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Vater Family Origin

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Vater Family Occupations

What did your Vater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Blacksmith and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vater. A less common occupation for the Vater family was Contractor & Builder. The most common Vater occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Vater's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • Contractor & Builder

    8%

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

Vater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Vater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vater 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 Vater. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Vater. For the veterans among your Vater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vater Life Expectancy

What is the average Vater lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Vater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Vater in 1957 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vater 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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