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Counter Name Meaning

English (Devon): occupational name for a treasurer or accountant, from Middle English counter (from Old French conteor).

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


Similar surnames: Corner, Pointer, Countess, Center, Conner, Cutter, Cotter, Coyner

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Counter Family Origin

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Counter Family Occupations

What did your Counter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Counter. 2% of Counter men worked as a Gardener and 57% of Counter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Counter were Farmer and Domestic Service

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • Cinema Attendant
    2%
  • Farmer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    57%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Domestic Service
    2%

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

Counter Historical Records

What Counter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Counter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Counter 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 622 immigration records available for the last name Counter. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Counter. For the veterans among your Counter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Counter Life Expectancy

What is the average Counter lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Counter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Counter in 1952 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Counter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Counter 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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