Mitter Family History

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Mitter Name 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 (Panjab): Hindu (Arora) and Sikh name from Sanskrit mitra ‘friend’.

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

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

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Mitter Family Origin

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Mitter Family Occupations

What did your Mitter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Railroader and Railroader (Brakeman) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Mitter. A less common occupation for the Mitter family was Railroader (Fireman). The most common Mitter occupation in Canada was Railroader. 33% of Mitter's were Railroaders.

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  • Railroader

  • Railroader (Brakeman)

  • Railroader (Fireman)


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Mitter Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Mitter Life Expectancy

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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