History of your Surname
Get access to Vannatter family records.Start a free trial

Vannatter Family History

Vannatter 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: Van Natter, Vannatta, Lancaster, Bannister, Van Acker, Vannier

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Vannatter family from?

You can see how Vannatter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vannatter family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Vannatter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 26 Vannatter families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Vannatter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Vannatter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vannatter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vannatter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vannatter. 34% of Vannatter men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Vannatter women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vannatter were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

View Census data for Vannatter | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Cook
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Vannatter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vannatter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vannatter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Vannatter

Passenger Lists

There are 109 immigration records available for the last name Vannatter. 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.

View all Vannatter immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 956 military records available for the last name Vannatter. For the veterans among your Vannatter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Vannatter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Vannatter family history.

Discover More

What is the average Vannatter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Vannatter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Vannatter in 1954 was 56, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vannatter

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Vannatter family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial