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Zeiter Family History

Zeiter Name Meaning

Perhaps an altered spelling of German Seiter, reflecting the German pronunciation of the initial s.

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


Similar surnames: Zeier, Zeiger, Deiter, Keiter, Beiter, Zeiner, Nester, Leiter, Zeiler

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Where is the Zeiter family from?

You can see how Zeiter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zeiter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Zeiter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Zeiter family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Zeiter's in USA. New York had the highest population of Zeiter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zeiter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zeiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zeiter. 35% of Zeiter men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Zeiter women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zeiter were Farming and Teacher. .

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Manager
    9%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    60%
  • Teacher
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Zeiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zeiter 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 336 immigration records available for the last name Zeiter. 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 297 military records available for the last name Zeiter. For the veterans among your Zeiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zeiter lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Zeiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Zeiter in 1964 was 70, and 72 in 2004.

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