Reiter Family History

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Reiter Name Meaning

occupational name for a mounted soldier or knight, from Middle Low German rider, Middle High German riter ‘rider’. variant of Reuter 1. 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Reiter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Reiter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Reiter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    33%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • European Jewish

    11%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    7%

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Reiter Family Origin

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Reiter Family Occupations

What did your Reiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reiter. The most common Reiter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Reiter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reiter family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Reiter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Reiter Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Reiter Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reiter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reiter 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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