Kitson Family History

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Kitson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Kit, a pet form of Christopher.

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

Similar surnames: Ritson, Kinson, Watson, Getson, Lipson, Hitson, Kitto, Kitten, Sisson

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Kitson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kitson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kitson. 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


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kitson Family Origin

Where is the Kitson family from?

Kitson Family Occupations

What did your Kitson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Machinist and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kitson. A less common occupation for the Kitson family was Farming. The most common Kitson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Kitson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Machinist

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Kitson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Kitson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kitson 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Kitson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kitson. For the veterans among your Kitson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kitson Life Expectancy

What is the average Kitson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kitson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kitson in 1953 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kitson 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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