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Hitson Family History

Hitson Name Meaning
English: unexplained; perhaps a metathesized form of Histon, a habitational name from Histon in Cambridgeshire. In the U.S., this is a southern surname, found chiefly in TN, AL, and GA.

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

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4,520 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,125 Military Records
186 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Hitson Families

  • Number of Hitson families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hitson families
     33 - 64
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Hitson last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hitson Family Origin

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Hitson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Hitson

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Hitson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Hitson Civil War Service Records

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