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Foit Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Voit and of it Polish variant Fojt.

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

Similar surnames: Fait, Fogt, Foyt, Voit, Foil, Foot, Feit, Foist, Hoit, Fout

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Where is the Foit family from?

You can see how Foit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Foit family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Foit families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 19 Foit families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Foit's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Foit families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Foit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Foit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Foit. 27% of Foit men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Foit women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Foit were Baker and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Foit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foit 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 113 immigration records available for the last name Foit. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Foit. For the veterans among your Foit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Foit lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Foit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Foit in 1955 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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