Panter Family History

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Panter Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a panther, Middle High German panter (see Panther 1). North German: occupational name for a mortager or pawn broker, from a contracted form of Pfandherr. English (mainly Northamptonshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a servant in charge of the supply of bread and other provisions in a monastery or large household, Middle English pan(e)ter (Old French panetier).

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

Similar surnames: Ganter, Painter, Panther, Panzer, Pantel, Paster, Kanter, Pinter

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Panter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Panter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Panter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Panter Family Origin

Where is the Panter family from?

Panter Family Occupations

What did your Panter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Panter occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Panter's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Panter. A less common occupation for the Panter family was Shoe Finisher.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Shoe Finisher


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

Panter Historical Records

What Panter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Panter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Panter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Panter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Panter. For the veterans among your Panter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Panter Life Expectancy

What is the average Panter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Panter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Panter in 1950 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Panter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Panter 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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