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Bitar Name Meaning

Arabic (Egypt and Syria): probably from a personal name based on the Arabic root b?tr ‘wild’ or ‘proud’. Possibly an altered spelling of French Bitard, from a noun derivative of Middle French bite (from Old Norse biti ‘tooth’), later ‘piece of wood’, ‘tiller’, used as a nickname for a surly man, or possibly an occupational name for a boatman.

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

Similar surnames: Sitar, Bitler, Bata, Bither, Bahar, Bitter, Tatar, Bater, Vital

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Where is the Bitar family from?

You can see how Bitar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bitar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Bitar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Bitar families living in Washington. This was about 27% of all the recorded Bitar's in the USA. Washington had the highest population of Bitar families in 1920.
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What did your Bitar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bitar. 60% of Bitar women worked as a Housewife.

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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

  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Sales Clerk
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Census Records

There are 367 census records available for the last name Bitar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bitar 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 692 immigration records available for the last name Bitar. 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 117 military records available for the last name Bitar. For the veterans among your Bitar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bitar lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bitar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Bitar in 1955 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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