Vegter Family History

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Vegter Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name meaning ‘fighter’, denoting a professional champion or duelist, someone who fought duels for legal purposes, or one who fought for entertainment at fairs.

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

Similar surnames: Wetter, Venter, Meter, Vester, Mester, Deger, Bester, Better, Seger

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Vegter Family Origin

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Vegter Family Occupations

What did your Vegter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Vegter occupation in the USA was Baker. 33% of Vegter's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Vegter family was Works On Docks. Baker and Sailor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Vegter.

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  • Baker

  • Sailor

  • Works On Docks


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

Vegter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 669 census records available for the last name Vegter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vegter 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 351 immigration records available for the last name Vegter. 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 136 military records available for the last name Vegter. For the veterans among your Vegter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vegter Life Expectancy

What is the average Vegter lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Vegter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Vegter in 1960 was 60, and 74 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vegter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vegter 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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