Gritter Family History

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Gritter Name Meaning

In German-speaking Switzerland this is a topographic name for someone living or farming on newly cleared land, from Middle High German geriute + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. Compare Kreider. In northern Germany, an occupational name for a miller, Middle Low German grütter.

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

Similar surnames: Ritter, Gitter, Grittner, Grieser, Gmitter, Pitter, Mitter, Rotter

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Gritter Family Origin

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Gritter Family Occupations

What did your Gritter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Gritter.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Gritter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 847 census records available for the last name Gritter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gritter 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 176 immigration records available for the last name Gritter. 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 153 military records available for the last name Gritter. For the veterans among your Gritter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gritter Life Expectancy

What is the average Gritter lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Gritter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gritter in 1965 was 74, and 61 in 2004.

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