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Hite Name Meaning

English (Huntingdonshire): topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or on a piece of raised ground from Middle English heyt ‘summit height top’ (Old English hīehthu). Americanized form of German Heit .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hine, Hire, Fite, Hitt, Hime, Hites, Lite, Hice, Hise, Hane

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Where is the Hite family from?

You can see how Hite families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hite family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hite families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 57 Hite families living in Virginia. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hite's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Hite families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hite surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hite ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hite. 22% of Hite men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hite women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hite were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Hite. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hite 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hite. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Hite. For the veterans among your Hite ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hite lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hite life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hite in 1945 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

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