Arter Family History

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Arter Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Arthur, the form being influenced perhaps by the Gaelic form of the personal name, Artair.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Arber, Ater, Aster, Carter, Alter, Artz, Cater, Arther, Harter

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Arter Family Origin

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Arter Family Occupations

What did your Arter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Arter family was Shepherd. The most common Arter occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Arter's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, General Dealer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • General Dealer

  • Grocer

  • Shepherd


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

Arter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Arter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Arter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Arter. For the veterans among your Arter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arter Life Expectancy

What is the average Arter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Arter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Arter in 1950 was 24, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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