Colter Family History

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Colter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who looked after asses and horses, from an agent derivative of Colt. Compare Coulthard. Variant spelling of German Kolter.

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


Similar surnames: Bolter, Kolter, Coster, Cotter, Molter, Colmer, Comer, Holter, Coller

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Colter Family Origin

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Colter Family Occupations

What did your Colter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Colter. 5% of Colter men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Colter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colter were Band Saw Operator Extrud Machin and Boot Machinist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    5%
  • Assistant Branch Tale Refrigeration Aluminium Production
    3%
  • Bakers Roundsman
    3%
  • Band Saw Operator Extrud Machin
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    54%
  • Domestic Duties
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Boot Machinist
    2%

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

Colter Historical Records

What Colter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Colter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Colter

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Colter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Colter. For the veterans among your Colter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colter Life Expectancy

What is the average Colter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Colter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Colter in 1950 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colter 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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