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Bitton Name Meaning

Jewish (Sephardic): from the medieval male personal name Viton from the Romance root vita ‘life’. English: topographic name perhaps from Middle English bittem a phonological variant of botme ‘bottom’; compare Bottom . Alternatively a habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bitton. The place takes its name from the Boyd river a Celtic river name of uncertain origin + Old English tūn ‘settlement farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Mitton, Fitton, Bilton, Ditton, Litton, Banton, Benton, Liston

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Where is the Bitton family from?

You can see how Bitton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bitton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bitton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Bitton family living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bitton's in USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Bitton families in 1840.
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What did your Bitton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Bitton. 29% of Bitton men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    9%
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Passenger Lists

There are 731 immigration records available for the last name Bitton. 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 549 military records available for the last name Bitton. For the veterans among your Bitton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bitton lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bitton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bitton in 1954 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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