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Sitzer Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German siz ‘seat’, ‘domicile’ (see Sitz). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish zitsn ‘to sit’, possibly applied as a nickname for a stallholder in a marketplace, or else for someone who spent most of his time in study.

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


Similar surnames: Setzer, Fitzer, Stitzer, Spitzer, Pitzer, Stier, Smetzer, Butzer

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Where is the Sitzer family from?

You can see how Sitzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sitzer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sitzer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Sitzer families living in New York. This was about 55% of all the recorded Sitzer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sitzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sitzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sitzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sitzer. 22% of Sitzer men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Sitzer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sitzer were Farm and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Looper
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sitzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sitzer 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 433 immigration records available for the last name Sitzer. 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 675 military records available for the last name Sitzer. For the veterans among your Sitzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sitzer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sitzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sitzer in 1961 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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