Gorter Family History

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Gorter Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a grower of barley, and possibly by extension a brewer, Middle Dutch gruter, gurter.

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

Similar surnames: Horter, Porter, Korver, Porten, Corter, Morter, Gonter, Kolter

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Gorter Family Origin

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Gorter Family Occupations

What did your Gorter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gorter occupation in the UK was Retired Butcher. 100% of Gorter's were Retired Butchers.

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  • Retired Butcher


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Gorter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gorter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gorter. 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 344 military records available for the last name Gorter. For the veterans among your Gorter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gorter Life Expectancy

What is the average Gorter lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gorter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gorter in 1964 was 60, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gorter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gorter 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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