Lyter Family History

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Lyter Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of Leiter. Compare Liter, Lighter. It occurs predominantly in PA.

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


Similar surnames: Liter, Slyter, Lyke, Cater, Kyer, Hyzer, Soter, Lister, Lather, Leber

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Lyter Family Origin

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Lyter Family Occupations

What did your Lyter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lyter family was Farm Laborer. The most common Lyter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Lyter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lyter.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Lyter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Lyter Life Expectancy

What is the average Lyter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2003, in the United States, Lyter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Lyter in 1948 was 75, and 64 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lyter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lyter 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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