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Origins of the Exter surname

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About the Exters

We have a total number of 281 records for people with the last name Exter.

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Where do most Exters live?

In 1921, most Exters lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Exters

How common is your surname?

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

We have 180 records for the Exter surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Exters most likely to marry?

Van Meters



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What are the most common Exter first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Exters

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

Common Female occupations for Exters in 1921




Housemaid Domestic






Common Male occupations for Exters in 1921


Farm Servant




House Decorator




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