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

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • Contractor & Builder

    8%

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

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Vater Historical Records

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Vater Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vater

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