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Fitton Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English fitten ‘lying’, ‘deceit’ (of unknown origin). possibly a habitational name from Fitton Hall in Cambridgeshire, named in Anglo-Scandinavian as ‘settlement (Old English tun) on the fit (Old Norse fit)’, a term denoting grassland on the bank of a river.

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


Similar surnames: Ditton, Bitton, Mitton, Litton, Wilton, Hilton, Aiton, Milton, Catton

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Where is the Fitton family from?

You can see how Fitton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fitton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fitton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Fitton families living in Massachusetts. This was about 38% of all the recorded Fitton's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Fitton families in 1840.
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What did your Fitton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fitton. 18% of Fitton men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Fitton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fitton were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
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Passenger Lists

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What is the average Fitton lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fitton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Fitton in 1952 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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