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Gifter Family History

Gifter Surname 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: Gitter, Ginter, Winter, Minter, Ganter, Pinter, Lister, Mitter

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Where is the Gifter family from?

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

What did your Gifter ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 30 census records available for the last name Gifter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gifter 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 29 immigration records available for the last name Gifter. 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 7 military records available for the last name Gifter. For the veterans among your Gifter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gifter lifespan?

Between 1979 and 2001, in the United States, Gifter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gifter in 1979 was 55, and 85 in 2001.

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