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Reitter Name Meaning

occupational name for a mounted soldier or knight, from Middle High German ritære ‘horseman’. habitational name for someone from any of various places called Reit(t) ‘clearing’ (see Reith).

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


Similar surnames: Reiter, Ritter, Reuter, Wetter, Gitter, Reister, Gritter, Mitter

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Reitter Family Origin

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Reitter Family Occupations

What did your Reitter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Reitter family was Baker. The most common Reitter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Reitter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tanner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reitter.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Tanner

    10%
  • Baker

    5%

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

Reitter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reitter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reitter 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Reitter. 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 Reitter. For the veterans among your Reitter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reitter Life Expectancy

What is the average Reitter lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reitter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Reitter in 1963 was 77, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reitter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reitter 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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