Chitty Family History

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Chitty Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English chitte ‘pup’, ‘cub’, ‘young (of an animal)’ (apparently related to Old English ci{dh} ‘shoot’, ‘sprout’). English: habitational name from a place named Chitty in the parish of Chislet, Kent, named from an Old English personal name Citta + eg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in marsh’. Possibly an Americanized form of German Schütte (see Schutte).

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

Similar surnames: Whitty, Whitby, Harty, Witty, Kitts, Hitt, Cutts, Whitt, Litty

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Chitty Family Origin

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Chitty Family Occupations

What did your Chitty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chitty occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Chitty's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chitty family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chitty.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chitty ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chitty Historical Records

What Chitty family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Chitty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chitty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Chitty. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Chitty. For the veterans among your Chitty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chitty Life Expectancy

What is the average Chitty lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Chitty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Chitty in 1951 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chitty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chitty ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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