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Bitler Family History

Bitler Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German bitelen ‘to ask or solicit’, hence a nickname or occupational name for a suitor, a bidder, or intermediary; later it became confused with Bettler ‘beggar’ (an agent derivative of betelen ‘to beg’) and the two words were used synonymously.

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


Similar surnames: Bitter, Biller, Bither, Betler, Bieler, Bigler, Butler, Butter

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Where is the Bitler family from?

You can see how Bitler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bitler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bitler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Bitler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 71% of all the recorded Bitler's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bitler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bitler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bitler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bitler. 25% of Bitler men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Bitler women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bitler were Manager and Saleslady.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bitler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bitler 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 308 immigration records available for the last name Bitler. 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 Bitler. For the veterans among your Bitler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bitler lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bitler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bitler in 1944 was 31, and 83 in 2004.

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