Gitter Family History

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Gitter Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German gitter ‘railing’, ‘bar’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a gate or barrier, or a metonymic occupational name for a janitor. German: habitational name from a place called Gitter near Brunswick; the place name is ancient name of uncertain origin, probably Celtic. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): nickname or ornamental name from Yiddish dialect giter ‘good’, equivalent of Good.

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

Similar surnames: Bitter, Pitter, Mitter, Gritter, Ritter, Witter, Getter, Gmitter

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Gitter Family Origin

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Gitter Family Occupations

What did your Gitter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gitter. A less common occupation for the Gitter family was Laborer. The most common Gitter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Gitter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Boot & Shoe Maker

  • Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gitter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gitter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gitter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gitter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 901 immigration records available for the last name Gitter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 673 military records available for the last name Gitter. For the veterans among your Gitter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gitter Life Expectancy

What is the average Gitter lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gitter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gitter in 1962 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gitter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gitter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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