History of your Surname
Get access to Mitter family records.Start a free trial

Mitter Family History

Mitter Name Meaning

German (Bavaria): topographic name for someone who lived on or owned a property that was in the middle between two or more others especially if the others were both held by men with the same personal name (for example Mitter Hans) from the strong form of Middle High German mitte ‘mid middle’. Indian (Punjab): Arora and Sikh name derived from Sanskrit mitra ‘friend’.

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


Similar surnames: Gitter, Mittler, Matter, Ritter, Gmitter, Mittel, Motter, Witter

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Mitter family from?

You can see how Mitter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mitter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mitter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Mitter families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mitter's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mitter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mitter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mitter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cotton Weaver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mitter. 60% of Mitter men worked as a Cotton Weaver and 79% of Mitter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mitter were Pipe Fitter Heating domestic and Domestic Duties Unpaid. .

View Census Data for Mitter | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

England shown, United States data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Cotton Weaver
    60%
  • Pipe Fitter Heating domestic
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Private Means
    14%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    9%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Mitter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Mitter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mitter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Mitter

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mitter. 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.

View all Mitter immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Mitter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Mitter family history

Discover More

What is the average Mitter lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mitter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Mitter in 1955 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mitter

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Mitter family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial