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Karter Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a carder (someone who prepares wool for spinning) from Middle High German karter. Compare Carter .

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


Similar surnames: Karber, Karrer, Kalter, Kater, Kaster, Karger, Harter, Kanter, Rater

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Where is the Karter family from?

You can see how Karter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Karter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Karter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Karter families living in Dorset. This was about 55% of all the recorded Karter's in United Kingdom. Dorset had the highest population of Karter families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Karter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Karter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Karter. 100% of Karter 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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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Karter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Karter 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 391 immigration records available for the last name Karter. 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 282 military records available for the last name Karter. For the veterans among your Karter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Karter lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Karter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Karter in 1963 was 77, and 90 in 2004.

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