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Vito Family History

Vito Name Meaning
Italian: from the personal name Vito, Latin Vitus, from vita ‘life’. Compare Vita. The name was popular in the Middle Ages as the result of the cult of an early Christian martyr in southern Italy, about whom very little is known. He was regarded as a patron against epilepsy and the nervous tremor named after him, ‘St. Vitus’s dance’. His cult spread into Germany and thence through Eastern Europe, where the name was reinforced by native Slavic names such as Vitoslav and Vitomír, with a first element derived from Old Slavic vitati ‘inhabit’ or ‘welcome’. It may also derive in part from the Lombardic name Wido or Frankish Wit(t)o (see Guido).

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

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19,969 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,446 Military Records
8,626 Immigration Records
14,582 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Vito Families

  • Number of Vito families
     53 - 104
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Vito families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Vito last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Vito Family Origin

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Vito Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Vito

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Vito Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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