Hitt Family History

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Hitt Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hütt (see Huett). German: occupational name in Westphalia for a goat dealer, from dialect hitte ‘goat’. English (Devon): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Hutt, Kitt, Hirt, Hatt, Gitt, Witt, Hott, Litt, Whitt, Hitz

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Hitt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hitt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hitt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hitt Family Origin

Where is the Hitt family from?

Hitt Family Occupations

What did your Hitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Hitt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hitt family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hitt.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hitt ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Hitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hitt 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hitt. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Hitt. For the veterans among your Hitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Hitt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hitt in 1942 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hitt ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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