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Deters Family History

Deters Name Meaning

North German:: patronymic from Deter . possibly a variant of Dieters (see Dieter ).

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

Similar surnames: Detert, Devers, Deter, Detar, Demers, Peters, Teters, Peers, Deiters

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Where is the Deters family from?

You can see how Deters families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deters family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deters families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 12 Deters families living in Sussex. This was about 63% of all the recorded Deters's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Deters families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deters surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deters ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deters. 30% of Deters men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Deters women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deters were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Deters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deters census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Deters. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Deters. For the veterans among your Deters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deters lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Deters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Deters in 1945 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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