Walter Family History

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Walter Name Meaning

German, Swedish, and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wald ‘rule’ + heri, hari ‘army’. The personal name was introduced into England from France by the Normans in the form Walt(i)er, Waut(i)er.

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


Similar surnames: Walper, Alter, Waller, Malter, Walder, Salter, Balter, Witter, Halter

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Walter Family Origin

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Walter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Walter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Walter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walter. A less common occupation for the Walter family was Carpenter.

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Walter Historical Records

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Walter Life Expectancy

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Famous Walter Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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