The Arter Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Arter Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Arter surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Arter ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Arter Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Arter family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Arter ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Arter Ancestors

Arter Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Arter ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Arter my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Arter

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Arter records matching Arter records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Arter family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Arter Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Arter surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

According to British Family Names: Their Origin and Meaning [page 84], the surname ARTER is defined as N. Arnporr; A. S. Arthur, Earnthor; Fl. Artur; p. n. (eagle Thor)

Arter DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Arter family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Arter research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Arter Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Arter ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Arter family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Arter Researchers

One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Arter queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Arter ancestors.

Arter Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Arter was the 13865th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Arter Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Arter, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

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Upcoming Arter Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Arter family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Arter reunion.

See Also

Arder   Orter   Arte  

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Surname Finder, The Arter Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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