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Origins of the Cater surname

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About the Caters

We have a total number of 18679 records for people with the last name Cater.

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Where do most Caters live?

In 1921, most Caters lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Caters

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 16,700 records for the Cater surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Caters most likely to marry?



Carter Or Caters

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Caters.

What are the most common Cater first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Caters

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Caters in 1921




Living On Own Means


General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Caters in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner






General Labourer


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