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Leiter Name Meaning

German: from Leiter ‘leader’, status name for a foreman or for the leader of a military expedition, from Middle High German leiten ‘lead’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Leitner.

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


Similar surnames: Leiser, Leitner, Leider, Reiter, Leifer, Leister, Beiter, Leiner

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Leiter Family Origin

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Leiter Family Occupations

What did your Leiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Leiter. 15% of Leiter men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Leiter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leiter were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

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

Leiter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Leiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leiter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Leiter. 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 Card

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

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Leiter Life Expectancy

What is the average Leiter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Leiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Leiter in 1953 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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