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Doolittle Name Meaning

English: nickname for a lazy man or an idler from Middle English do ‘do’ + little ‘little’.

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

Similar surnames: Little, Spittle, Litle, Littles, Pollitt, Littler, Lyttle, Delisle

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Where is the Doolittle family from?

You can see how Doolittle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doolittle family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Doolittle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 127 Doolittle families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Doolittle's in USA. New York had the highest population of Doolittle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doolittle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doolittle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Doolittle. 16% of Doolittle men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Doolittle women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doolittle were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Doolittle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doolittle 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Doolittle. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Doolittle. For the veterans among your Doolittle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doolittle lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Doolittle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Doolittle in 1943 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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