Witter Family History

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Witter Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements widu ‘wood’ + hari ‘army’. North German: occupational name for a painter or plasterer, from Middle Low German witten ‘to make white’.

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

Similar surnames: Ritter, Wittmer, Wetter, Gitter, Bitter, Wicker, Mitter, Winter

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Witter Family Origin

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Witter Family Occupations

What did your Witter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Merchant and Tanner &C were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Witter. The most common Witter occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Witter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Witter family was Farmer Son.

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  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Tanner &C

  • Farmer Son


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

Witter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Witter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witter 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Witter. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Witter. For the veterans among your Witter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Witter Life Expectancy

What is the average Witter lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Witter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Witter in 1940 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Witter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Witter 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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