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Dedter Family History

Dedter Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Deter, Deiter, Detter, Dexter, Deuter, Deeter, Deater, Peter, Reder

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Where is the Dedter family from?

You can see how Dedter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dedter family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Dedter family living in California. This was about 50% of all the recorded Dedter's in USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Dedter families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dedter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dedter ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 26 census records available for the last name Dedter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dedter 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 10 immigration records available for the last name Dedter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1 military records available for the last name Dedter. For the veterans among your Dedter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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