Walters Family History

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Walters Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from Walter.

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

Similar surnames: Waters, Walthers, Walter, Wolters, Watters, Water, Winters, Malter

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Walters Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walters name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Walters. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Walters Family Origin

Where is the Walters family from?

Walters Family Occupations

What did your Walters ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Walters family was Farming. The most common Walters occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Walters's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walters.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Walters Historical Records

What Walters family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 693,000 census records available for the last name Walters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walters 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 66,000 immigration records available for the last name Walters. 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 106,000 military records available for the last name Walters. For the veterans among your Walters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walters Life Expectancy

What is the average Walters lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Walters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Walters in 1940 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walters 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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