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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 placename is probably of Celtic origin. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): nickname or artificial name from Yiddish dialect giter ‘good’ an 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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Where is the Gitter family from?

You can see how Gitter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gitter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gitter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Gitter families living in Shropshire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Gitter's in United Kingdom. Shropshire had the highest population of Gitter families in 1891.
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What did your Gitter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Gitter. 100% of Gitter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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