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Cater Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for the buyer of provisions for a large household from Middle English catour katour kater forms of acatour acater ‘buyer’ (Anglo-Norman French acatour early Old French acateor central Old French achatour Late Latin acceptator an agent derivative of acceptare ‘to accept’). Modern English caterer results from the addition of a second agent suffix to the word. Compare Chater English: habitational name from Cator in Widdecombe in the Moor (Devon). Americanized form of Dutch or German Kater . Slovenian (Čater): status name for a person who read out the Slovenian ceremonial text at the installation of the Carantanian rulers and later Carinthian dukes derived from dialect čatiti ‘to read’. Carantania was the early medieval Slovenian state centered on the territory of present-day Carinthia (see Korosec ). The people's installation of the Carantanian rulers and Carinthian dukes was an exceptional example of democratic elections in medieval Europe. Thomas Jefferson knew about it and was influenced by it in his thinking about American Independence. Compare Chater

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Carter, Canter, Kater, Rater, Cager, Water, Hayer, Cates, Baker

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You can see how Cater families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cater family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cater families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 376 Cater families living in London. This was about 22% of all the recorded Cater's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Cater families in 1891.
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What did your Cater ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cater. 15% of Cater men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Cater women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cater were Cowman 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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Cowman

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Cater. For the veterans among your Cater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cater lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cater in 1944 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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