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arter was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Arter

Harry Arter is a soccer player for the A.F.C. Bournemouth, Charlton Athletic F.C., Staines Town F.C., Welling United F.C., Woking F.C., Carlisle United F.C., Republic of Ireland national under-17 football team, Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team, and Republic of Ireland nation. Harry was born on December 28th, 1989 in Sidcup, England. Harry is also known as Arter and Harry Nicholas.


Jared was born in 1850. He breathed his last breath in 1928.


Robert Arter is a military person. His military service ended in 1986.


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Popularity of Arter as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arter U.S.
  White 74.02% 64.26%
  African American 14.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.13% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arter

People with the last name Arter are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Arter

  • How Popular is the name Arter? Arter is the 84,278th most popular name of all time. As a last name Arter was the 15,090th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Arter have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Arter in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arter? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Arter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arter is Monday, March 1st, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Arter born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arter was in 1916 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Arter: Your name in reverse order is Retra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arret. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,955 people with the last name Arter.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arter? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Arter as their last name since less than 1 person in 152k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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