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

What did your Halter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Halter occupation in the UK was Brewery Laborer. 14% of Halter's were Brewery Laborers. 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.

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  • Brewery Laborer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Cigarette Maker

  • General Turner


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.

Halter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Halter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halter 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Halter. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Halter. For the veterans among your Halter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halter Life Expectancy

What is the average Halter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Halter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Halter in 1944 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Halter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Halter 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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