Wittner Family History

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Wittner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places named Witten, for example in the Ruhr.

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

Similar surnames: Sittner, Rittner, Wisner, Witter, Wittmer, Wisener, Willner, Wetter

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Wittner Family Origin

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Wittner Family Occupations

What did your Wittner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wittner occupation in the USA was Butcher. 9% of Wittner's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Wittner family was Dlr. In Musical Inst.. Butcher, Carpenter and Dlr In Watches & Jewelry were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wittner.

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  • Butcher

  • Carpenter

  • Dlr In Watches & Jewelry

  • Dlr. In Musical Inst.


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

Wittner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wittner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wittner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wittner. 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 905 military records available for the last name Wittner. For the veterans among your Wittner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wittner Life Expectancy

What is the average Wittner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wittner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wittner in 1944 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wittner 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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