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Reiter Surname Meaning

German:: occupational name for a mounted soldier or knight from Middle Low German rider Middle High German rīter ‘rider’. It is also found in some central European countries e.g. in Czechia and Slovenia. Compare Raiter . variant of Reuter habitational name for someone from any of various places in Germany and Austria called Reit or Reith (see Reith ).

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

Similar surnames: Reitter, Reuter, Reiser, Kreiter, Reifer, Reiten, Reiber, Reiner

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Where is the Reiter family from?

You can see how Reiter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reiter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reiter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Reiter families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Reiter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reiter families in 1911.
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What did your Reiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Reiter. 87% of Reiter 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
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Reiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reiter 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Reiter. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Reiter. For the veterans among your Reiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reiter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Reiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reiter in 1944 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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