Schreiter Family History

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Schreiter Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with a striding walk, from an agent derivative of schreiten ‘to stride’. The element Schreit also appears in place names.

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

Similar surnames: Schreier, Schreiber, Schreiner, Scheiner, Schweiger, Schreyer

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Schreiter Family Origin

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Schreiter Family Occupations

What did your Schreiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schreiter family was Mariner. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schreiter. The most common Schreiter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Schreiter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Mariner


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

Schreiter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schreiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schreiter 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 964 immigration records available for the last name Schreiter. 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 Schreiter. For the veterans among your Schreiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schreiter Life Expectancy

What is the average Schreiter lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Schreiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Schreiter in 1965 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schreiter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schreiter 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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