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Gritter Surname Meaning

Dutch (mainly Drenthe): occupational name for a miller who produces grits dialect variant of grutter gruiter. In some cases also an Americanized form of Swiss German or North German Grütter or Grüter (see Grueter and Grutter ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Gritter family from?

You can see how Gritter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gritter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gritter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Gritter family living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Gritter's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Gritter families in 1911.
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What did your Gritter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gritter. 46% of Gritter men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gritter women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 176 immigration records available for the last name Gritter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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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