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Kanter Surname Meaning

German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Kantor . German: topographic name for someone living at the edge of a settlement or in a corner or a habitational name for someone from a place called Kant (see Kant ). German: from the medieval personal name Ganthart.

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


Similar surnames: Panter, Kinter, Kanner, Ganter, Santer, Kater, Kantner, Easter

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Where is the Kanter family from?

You can see how Kanter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kanter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kanter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Kanter families living in Worcestershire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Kanter's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Kanter families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kanter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kanter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Kanter. 100% of Kanter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Kanter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kanter. For the veterans among your Kanter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kanter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kanter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kanter in 1954 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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