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Halt Surname Meaning

English and North German: nickname from Middle English Middle Low German halte ‘limping lame’ (Old English h(e)alt) ‘lame’. German: topographic name for someone who lived at a stopping place for travelers (merchants wagoners) or an unflattering nickname for a highway robber from Middle High German halten ‘to hold stop’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hart, Hall, Holt, Haut, Hale, Hain, Walt, Hald, Kalt, Belt

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Where is the Halt family from?

You can see how Halt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 324 Halt families living in Lancashire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Halt's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Halt families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Halt. 32% of Halt men worked as a Builders Labourer and 76% of Halt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halt were Retired and Cotton Weaver. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Bank Clerk
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Cotton Weaver
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Halt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halt 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Halt. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Halt. For the veterans among your Halt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halt lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Halt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Halt in 1963 was 70, and 67 in 2004.

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