Belter Family History

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Belter Name Meaning

possibly from the Germanic personal name Baldher, a compound of bald ‘bold’ + her(i) ‘army’. North German: habitational name for someone from a place named Beelte. occupational name for a belt and (leather) strap maker, Middle Low German baltære.

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

Similar surnames: Bolter, Beller, Bester, Belger, Belt, Balter, Belzer, Bulter, Kelter

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Belter Family Origin

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Belter Family Occupations

What did your Belter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Belter family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belter. The most common Belter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Belter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Cabinet Maker


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Belter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Belter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belter 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 581 immigration records available for the last name Belter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Belter. For the veterans among your Belter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belter Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Belter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Belter in 1953 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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