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Wittmer Name Meaning

German:: from the ancient Germanic personal name Wittimar composed of the elements wid(u) ‘wood forest’ or wit ‘reason knowledge wit’ + marī ‘famous’. variant of Widmer . habitational name from a place so named near Wolfenbüttel.

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

Similar surnames: Witter, Dittmar, Wiemer, Wittner, Wilmer, Wetter, Gitter, Rittner

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Where is the Wittmer family from?

You can see how Wittmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wittmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wittmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Wittmer family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Wittmer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wittmer families in 1840.
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What did your Wittmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wittmer. 22% of Wittmer men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Wittmer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wittmer were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wittmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wittmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wittmer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wittmer. For the veterans among your Wittmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wittmer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wittmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wittmer in 1951 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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