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Beiter Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a beekeeper, from a derivative of Middle High German biute ‘beehive’.

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


Similar surnames: Beiler, Reiter, Breiter, Beiser, Belter, Bester, Leiter, Geiger

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Where is the Beiter family from?

You can see how Beiter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beiter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Beiter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 37 Beiter families living in Ohio. This was about 24% of all the recorded Beiter's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Beiter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beiter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beiter. 18% of Beiter men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Beiter women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beiter were Proprietor and Machine Operator.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Foreman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Machine Operator
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Beiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beiter 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 607 immigration records available for the last name Beiter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Beiter. For the veterans among your Beiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beiter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Beiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Beiter in 1953 was 52, and 90 in 2004.

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