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Deiter Name Meaning

German: from the personal names Detert or Dethard Low German variants of Diethard composed of Old High German diot ‘people nation’ + hart ‘strong’. Possibly an altered form of Dieter .

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


Similar surnames: Deter, Reiter, Zeiter, Leiter, Nester, Dehler, Beiter, Keiter, Detter

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Where is the Deiter family from?

You can see how Deiter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deiter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deiter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Deiter families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Deiter's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Deiter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deiter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Deiter. 29% of Deiter men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Deiter women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deiter were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Miner
    7%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Deiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deiter 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 445 immigration records available for the last name Deiter. 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 Deiter. For the veterans among your Deiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deiter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Deiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Deiter in 1950 was 34, and 68 in 2004.

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