Keiter Family History

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Keiter Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin; possibly a South German derivative of Kaut.

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


Similar surnames: Keitel, Ketter, Kreiter, Keiler, Beiter, Deiter, Kelter, Reiter

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Keiter Family Origin

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Keiter Family Occupations

What did your Keiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Keiter family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keiter. The most common Keiter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Keiter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Keiter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Keiter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Keiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Keiter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Keiter. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Keiter. For the veterans among your Keiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Keiter Life Expectancy

What is the average Keiter lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Keiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Keiter in 1955 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Keiter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Keiter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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