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De Witt Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for someone with white or very fair hair, or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Middle Dutch witte ‘white’ + the definite article de.

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


Similar surnames: De Windt, De Witte, De Wolf, De Wit, Hewitt, De Lima, Dewart, Redditt

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You can see how De Witt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De Witt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most De Witt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 201 De Witt families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded De Witt's in USA. New York had the highest population of De Witt families in 1880.
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Census Records

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

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What is the average De Witt lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, De Witt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for De Witt in 1956 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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