Pitzer Family History

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Pitzer Name Meaning

South German (Bavaria): probably from pitz ‘corner’, ‘peak’ + -er, suffix of habitation, hence a topographic name for someone living near such a feature in mountainous country. North German: perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a seal maker or die sinker, from Middle Low German pitzer ‘seal’.

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


Similar surnames: Pitter, Putzer, Bitzer, Gitter, Pfitzer, Witter, Sitzer, Panzer

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Pitzer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pitzer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Pitzer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

  • Norway

    4%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Pitzer Family Origin

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Pitzer Family Occupations

What did your Pitzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Pitzer family was Farm Laborer. The most common Pitzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Pitzer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pitzer.

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Pitzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Pitzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitzer 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 838 immigration records available for the last name Pitzer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Pitzer. For the veterans among your Pitzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pitzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Pitzer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Pitzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Pitzer in 1950 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pitzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pitzer 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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