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Yenter Family History

Yenter Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Jenter, from a Germanic personal name formed with gand- ‘magic’.

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


Similar surnames: Yenser, Renter, Yetter, Center, Fenter, Venter, Wenker, Mente, Enter

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Where is the Yenter family from?

You can see how Yenter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yenter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Yenter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 32 Yenter families living in Iowa. This was about 67% of all the recorded Yenter's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Yenter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Yenter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Yenter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yenter. 43% of Yenter men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Yenter women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yenter were Farm Operator and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Laborer
    33%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Farm Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    60%
  • Housewife
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Yenter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yenter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 82 immigration records available for the last name Yenter. 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 Cards

There are 363 military records available for the last name Yenter. For the veterans among your Yenter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yenter lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Yenter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Yenter in 1964 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

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