Pitter Family History

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Pitter Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pit or hollow (see Pitt) + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. German: variant of Peter. Jewish (from Ukraine): metonymic occupational nanme from Yiddish dialect piter ‘butter’. Compare Putterman.

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

Similar surnames: Gitter, Pitzer, Putter, Petter, Matter, Bitter, Pinter, Mitter

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Pitter Family Origin

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Pitter Family Occupations

What did your Pitter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pitter occupation in the USA was Agent Paper Bag Manf.. 25% of Pitter's were Agent Paper Bag Manf.s. Agent Paper Bag Manf., Coachman and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pitter. A less common occupation for the Pitter family was Keweping House.

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  • Agent Paper Bag Manf.

  • Coachman

  • Keeping House

  • Keweping House


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Pitter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Pitter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitter 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 Pitter. 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 Pitter. For the veterans among your Pitter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pitter Life Expectancy

What is the average Pitter lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Pitter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Pitter in 1966 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pitter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pitter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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