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Kita Name Meaning

Japanese: ‘north’; variously written, found mostly in western Japan and Okinawa Island. In America, some instances of the name may be the result of shortening other names beginning with Kita. Polish: nickname from Polish kita ‘brush’ (as in a fox’s brush), ‘crest’.

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

Similar surnames: Kida, Mita, Okita, Ota, Niwa, Kitay, Kata, Koga, Kuba, Kikta

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Where is the Kita family from?

You can see how Kita families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kita family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Kita families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 16 Kita families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 15% of all the recorded Kita's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kita families in 1920.
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What did your Kita ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kita. 38% of Kita men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Kita women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kita were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Kita lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Kita life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Kita in 1959 was 34, and 51 in 2004.

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