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Hitsman Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Hitzmann a variant of Hitzemann .

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


Similar surnames: Hitesman, Witman, Hirshman, Kitzman, Dittman, Ditman, Hersman

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Where is the Hitsman family from?

You can see how Hitsman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hitsman family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hitsman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Hitsman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hitsman's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hitsman families in 1840.
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What did your Hitsman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Home Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hitsman. 40% of Hitsman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Hitsman women worked as a Home 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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Truck Driver
    20%
  • Attendant
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Home Worker
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hitsman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hitsman 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 75 immigration records available for the last name Hitsman. 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 284 military records available for the last name Hitsman. For the veterans among your Hitsman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hitsman lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hitsman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hitsman in 1959 was 21, and 72 in 2004.

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