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Marter Family History

Marter Name Meaning

English (Surrey and Middlesex): nickname from Middle English martre marter ‘marten polecat’ (Old French martre). German: occupational name for an executioner or hangman.

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

Similar surnames: Master, Martel, Malter, Marler, Carter, Barter, Marder, Marker

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Where is the Marter family from?

You can see how Marter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Marter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Marter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 157 Marter families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Marter's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Marter families in 1891.
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What did your Marter 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 Marter. 100% of Marter men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Marter 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Marter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Marter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Marter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Marter. For the veterans among your Marter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Marter lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Marter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Marter in 1958 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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