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Chitwood Family History

Chitwood Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Chetwode, a habitational name from a place in Buckinghamshire named Chitwood, from Celtic ced ‘wood’, with the tautological addition of Old English wudu when the old name was no longer understood. adm.

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

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32,349 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,050 Military Records
379 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Chitwood Families

  • Number of Chitwood families
     42 - 81
     15 - 41
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Chitwood Family Origin

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Chitwood Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Chitwood

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Chitwood Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Chitwood Civil War Service Records

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