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Reitter Name Meaning

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

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


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

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Where is the Reitter family from?

You can see how Reitter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reitter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Reitter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Reitter families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Reitter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reitter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reitter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reitter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reitter. 16% of Reitter men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Reitter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reitter were Truck Driver and Clerk (general). .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Butcher
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Clerk (general)
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 547 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 Cards

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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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.

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