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Litwin Name Meaning
Polish, German, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish litwin, an ethnic name for someone from Lithuania (Polish Litwa, Lithuanian Lietuva, a word of uncertain etymology, perhaps a derivative of the river name Leità). In the 14th century Lithuania was an independent grand duchy which extended from the Baltic to the shores of the Black Sea. It was united with Poland in 1569, and was absorbed into the Russian empire in 1795. The region referred to as Lite in Ashkenazic culture encompassed not only Lithuania but also Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, parts of northern Ukraine, and parts of northeastern Poland.English: from an Old English personal name, Leohtwine, composed of the elements leoht ‘light’, ‘bright’ + wine ‘friend’.

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

19,825 Historical Documents with Litwin on Ancestry.com
8,049 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,281 Military Records
3,243 Immigration Records
4,307 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Litwin Families

  • Number of Litwin families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Litwin families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Litwin last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Litwin Family Origin

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Litwin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Litwin

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Litwin Family Occupations

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Military Service by Litwin

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