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Gittens Name Meaning

Variant of Welsh Gittings.

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


Similar surnames: Gittins, Githens, Bitters, Gatten, Kitten, Givens, Gittings, Giddens

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Where is the Gittens family from?

You can see how Gittens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gittens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gittens families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Gittens families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Gittens's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gittens families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gittens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gittens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gittens. 19% of Gittens men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Gittens women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gittens were Chauffeur and Clerk.

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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
    19%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Helper
    7%
  • Chauffeur
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Dressmaker
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Gittens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gittens 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gittens. 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 Gittens. For the veterans among your Gittens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gittens lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gittens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gittens in 1957 was 60, and 68 in 2004.

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