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Gitt Name Meaning

German: perhaps a shortened form of a family name formed with Gitt- as the first element, such as Gittinger. English: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Litt, Kitt, Gott, Hitt, Gatt, Witt, Gift, Ritt, Ott, Fitz

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Where is the Gitt family from?

You can see how Gitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gitt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Gitt families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Gitt's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gitt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gitt. 44% of Gitt men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Gitt women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gitt were Clerk and New Worker.

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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
    44%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
    24%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • New Worker
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gitt 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 519 immigration records available for the last name Gitt. 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 376 military records available for the last name Gitt. For the veterans among your Gitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gitt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gitt in 1962 was 64, and 87 in 2004.

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