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Bither Family History

Bither Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Beuther, an occupational name for a beekeeper, from an agent derivative of Middle High German biute ‘beehive’.

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


Similar surnames: Bitler, Bitter, Fitzer, Bitar, Eicher, Bacher, Butzer, Bieber, Butner

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Where is the Bither family from?

You can see how Bither families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bither family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bither families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Bither families living in Maine. This was 100% of all the recorded Bither's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Bither families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bither surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bither ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bither. 28% of Bither men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Bither women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bither were Labor and Stenographer.

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
    40%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bither. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bither 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 157 immigration records available for the last name Bither. 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 382 military records available for the last name Bither. For the veterans among your Bither ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bither lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bither life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Bither in 1942 was 26, and 81 in 2004.

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