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Walter Name Meaning

German, Swedish, and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wald ‘rule’ + heri, hari ‘army’. The personal name was introduced into England from France by the Normans in the form Walt(i)er, Waut(i)er.

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


Similar surnames: Walper, Alter, Waller, Malter, Walder, Salter, Balter, Witter, Halter

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Walter Family Origin

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Walter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Carpenter

    1%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Walter family was Carpenter. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walter. The most common Walter occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Walter's were Farmers.

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Walter Historical Records

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Walter Life Expectancy

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Famous Walter Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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