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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 1880, a less common occupation for the Gritter family was Hod Carrier. Farmer and Fisherman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gritter. The most common Gritter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Gritter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Fisherman

    33%
  • Hod Carrier

    33%

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Gritter Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Gritter ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Gritter Life Expectancy

What is the average Gritter lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, 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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