Halter Family History

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Halter Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow or pastureland, from Middle High German halte ‘pasture’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German haltære ‘keeper’, ‘shepherd’, German Halter. English: occupational name for a maker of halters for horses and cattle, Middle English haltrere (from Old English hælftre ‘halter’). Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a halter-maker, from Middle Dutch halfter, haelter, halter ‘halter’.

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


Similar surnames: Malter, Salter, Haller, Hammer, Holter, Hauter, Balter, Hayer, Hayter

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Halter Family Origin

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Halter Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Halter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Brewery Laborer

    14%
  • Cigar Maker

    14%
  • Cigarette Maker

    14%
  • General Turner

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Halter family was General Turner. Brewery Laborer, Cigar Maker and Cigarette Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halter. The most common Halter occupation in the UK was Brewery Laborer. 14% of Halter's were Brewery Laborers.

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Halter Historical Records

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Halter Life Expectancy

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