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Kitterman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Kettermann in the south a metronymic from Ketter a short form of Katharina; in the north a nickname for a heretic or godless person from Middle Low German ketter (modern German Ketzer) ‘heretic’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Ketterman, Batterman, Letterman, Otterman, Kinderman, Timmerman

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Where is the Kitterman family from?

You can see how Kitterman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kitterman family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kitterman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Kitterman families living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kitterman's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Kitterman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kitterman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kitterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kitterman. 22% of Kitterman men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kitterman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kitterman were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kitterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kitterman 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 324 immigration records available for the last name Kitterman. 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 Kitterman. For the veterans among your Kitterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kitterman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kitterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kitterman in 1962 was 69, and 81 in 2004.

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