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Mitter Surname Meaning

German (Bavaria): topographic name for someone who lived on or owned a property that was in the middle between two or more others especially if the others were both held by men with the same personal name (for example Mitter Hans) from the strong form of Middle High German mitte ‘mid middle’. Indian (Punjab): Arora and Sikh name derived from Sanskrit mitra ‘friend’.

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


Similar surnames: Gitter, Mittler, Matter, Ritter, Gmitter, Mittel, Motter, Witter

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Where is the Mitter family from?

You can see how Mitter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mitter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mitter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Mitter families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Mitter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mitter families in 1911.
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What did your Mitter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mitter. 72% of Mitter men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    72%
  • Laborer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Mitter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mitter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mitter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mitter. For the veterans among your Mitter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mitter lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mitter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Mitter in 1955 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

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