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Wittner Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Witten (for example in the Ruhr) or Wittenau (for example near Berlin and in Silesia). Compare Whitner .

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


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

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Where is the Wittner family from?

You can see how Wittner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wittner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wittner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 30 Wittner families living in New York. This was about 55% of all the recorded Wittner's in USA. New York had the highest population of Wittner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wittner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wittner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wittner. 27% of Wittner men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Wittner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wittner were Furrier and Batter. .

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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
    27%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Furrier
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Batter
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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