Hitson Family History

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Hitson Name Meaning

English: unexplained; perhaps a metathesized form of Histon, a habitational name from Histon in Cambridgeshire. In the U.S., this is a southern surname, found chiefly in TN, AL, and GA.

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

Similar surnames: Hatton, Kitson, Ritson, Hilton, Hanson, Fitton, Hutson, Kinson

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Hitson Family Origin

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Hitson Family Occupations

What did your Hitson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hitson family was Carpenter. The most common Hitson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Hitson's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hitson.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Hitson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hitson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hitson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 212 immigration records available for the last name Hitson. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hitson. For the veterans among your Hitson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hitson Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hitson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hitson in 1954 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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