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Streit Family History

Streit Surname Meaning

English (London): variant of Strait . German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a quarrelsome person from Middle High German strīt German Streit ‘strife’ ‘argument’.

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

Similar surnames: Streib, Streng, Street, Strutt, Stein, Streich, Streiff, Steig, Breit

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Where is the Streit family from?

You can see how Streit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Streit family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Streit families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Streit family living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Streit's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Streit families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Streit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Streit ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Streit. 100% of Streit 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
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Streit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Streit 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Streit. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Streit. For the veterans among your Streit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Streit lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Streit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Streit in 1955 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

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