Raiter Family History

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Raiter Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a taxman or accountant, from an agent derivative of Middle High German reiten ‘to reckon’, ‘to calculate’.

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

Similar surnames: Rater, Reiter, Raiser, Ranger, Beiter, Riser, Zaiger, Mauter, Rimer

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Raiter Family Origin

Where is the Raiter family from?

Raiter Family Occupations

What did your Raiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raiter. 16% of Raiter men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Raiter women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raiter were Carpenter and Assistant Buyer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Assistant Buyer

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

Raiter Historical Records

What Raiter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Raiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raiter 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 324 immigration records available for the last name Raiter. 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 202 military records available for the last name Raiter. For the veterans among your Raiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raiter Life Expectancy

What is the average Raiter lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Raiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Raiter in 1967 was 80, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raiter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raiter 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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