Gunter Family History

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Gunter Name Meaning

German (also Gunther, Günt(h)er) and English: from the Germanic personal name Gunter (Old French Gontier), composed of the elements gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Gunner, Ganter, Gonter, Gunder, Gotter, Gunther, Getter, Grater

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Gunter Family Origin

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Gunter Family Occupations

What did your Gunter 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 Gunter. 15% of Gunter men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Gunter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gunter were Farmer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Builders Labourer
    11%
  • Gardener
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%

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

Gunter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 89,000 census records available for the last name Gunter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunter 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunter. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Gunter. For the veterans among your Gunter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gunter Life Expectancy

What is the average Gunter lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gunter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gunter in 1945 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gunter 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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