Harter Family History

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Harter Name Meaning

German (also Härter): variant of Harder. South German and Tyrolean: habitational name for someone from Hart in Austria.

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

Similar surnames: Harder, Horter, Halter, Hartter, Hurter, Karter, Hartner, Harten

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Harter Family Origin

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Harter Family Occupations

What did your Harter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Bleacher (Cotton) and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harter. A less common occupation for the Harter family was Calico Finisher (Out Of Work). The most common Harter occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Harter's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bleacher (Cotton)

  • Brewer

  • Calico Finisher (Out Of Work)


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

Harter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Harter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Harter

Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Harter. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Harter. For the veterans among your Harter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harter Life Expectancy

What is the average Harter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Harter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Harter in 1948 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harter 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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