Deter Family History

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Deter Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Detert, which is a reduced of Dethard, from an old personal name composed of Old Saxon thioda ‘people’, ‘race’ + hard ‘strong’. This a deduced form of Dietrich. Possibly an altered spelling of Dieter.

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

Similar surnames: Deiter, Dieter, Deeter, Peter, Deer, Getter, Detter, Geter, Detar

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Deter Family Origin

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Deter Family Occupations

What did your Deter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Deter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Deter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deter. A less common occupation for the Deter family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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Deter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Deter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deter 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 453 immigration records available for the last name Deter. 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 Deter. For the veterans among your Deter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deter Life Expectancy

What is the average Deter lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Deter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Deter in 1946 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deter 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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