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Bitter Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from Dutch or German bitter ‘harsh’, ‘bitter’, hence a nickname for a sour, embittered, or severe person. German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German bitten ‘to bid’, hence a nickname or occupational name for a bidder, broker, the municipal alms collector, or a suitor. Compare Bitner. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from 2.

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

Similar surnames: Bitler, Gitter, Ritter, Butter, Bither, Witter, Bittel, Mitter

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You can see how Bitter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bitter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bitter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Bitter families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Bitter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bitter families in 1911.
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What did your Bitter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Baker was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bitter. .

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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 Male Occupations in 1921

  • Baker
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bitter. For the veterans among your Bitter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bitter lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bitter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bitter in 1958 was 53, and 91 in 2004.

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