Wittmer Family History

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Wittmer Name Meaning

from the Germanic personal name Wittimar, composed of the elements widu ‘wood’, ‘forest’ + mari ‘famous’. habitational name from a place so named near Wolfenbüttel.

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

Similar surnames: Witter, Dittmar, Wiemer, Wittner, Wilmer, Wetter, Gitter, Rittner

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Wittmer Family Origin

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Wittmer Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wittmer family was Farmer Son. Farmer and Dressmaking were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wittmer. The most common Wittmer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Wittmer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Dressmaking

  • Farmer Son


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Wittmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wittmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wittmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wittmer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wittmer. For the veterans among your Wittmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wittmer Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wittmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wittmer in 1951 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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