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Pitera Name Meaning

Polish: derivative of the personal name Piter, dialect variant of Piotr (see Peter). Polish: nickname from a derivative of piter ‘purse’, ‘money bag’. Southern Italian (Piterà) and Greek (Piteras): occupational name from medieval Greek piteras ‘bran merchant’, or pitaras, ‘maker of pita bread’ or ‘pie maker’ from pita ‘flat bread’, ‘pie’ + the occupational suffix -as.

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

Similar surnames: Pitta, Patera, Pitter, Spiteri, Pinter, Portera, Pieri, Libera, Peter

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Where is the Pitera family from?

You can see how Pitera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pitera family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Pitera families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Pitera families living in Michigan. This was about 11% of all the recorded Pitera's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Pitera families in 1920.
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What did your Pitera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Pitera. 50% of Pitera men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Weaver
  • Inspector
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Census Records

There are 667 census records available for the last name Pitera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitera 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 416 immigration records available for the last name Pitera. 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 270 military records available for the last name Pitera. For the veterans among your Pitera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pitera lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Pitera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Pitera in 1963 was 80, and 72 in 2004.

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