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Chitwood Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Chetwode, a habitational name from a place in Buckinghamshire named Chitwood, from Celtic ced ‘wood’, with the tautological addition of Old English wudu when the old name was no longer understood.

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


Similar surnames: Hagwood, Heywood, Horwood, Henwood, Haywood, Sherwood, Elwood

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Chitwood Family Origin

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Chitwood Family Occupations

What did your Chitwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chitwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 69% of Chitwood's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chitwood. A less common occupation for the Chitwood family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    69%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Chitwood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chitwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chitwood 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Chitwood. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Chitwood. For the veterans among your Chitwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chitwood Life Expectancy

What is the average Chitwood lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Chitwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Chitwood in 1945 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chitwood

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chitwood 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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