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Kitt Family History

Kitt Name Meaning

English (Cornwall and Devon): from the Middle English personal name Kitte. Early Middle English examples may be survivals of the Old English name Cytta a variant of Cydda which is a pet form of names containing the element Cūth- such as Cuthbert . This appears to have gone out of use as a personal name by around 1200. Later examples are often pet forms of Christopher and Christina. Irish: variant of Kett . German: perhaps from Middle High German kīt ‘offshoot sprout’ applied as a nickname for a junior member of a family; alternatively it may be from the old personal name Giddo.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Witt, Kitts, Ritt, Kidd, Ott, Katt, Hitt, Kitz, Gitt, Hatt

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You can see how Kitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kitt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Kitt families living in Indiana. This was about 43% of all the recorded Kitt's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Kitt families in 1840.
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What did your Kitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kitt. 25% of Kitt men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Kitt women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kitt were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kitt. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Kitt. For the veterans among your Kitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kitt lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kitt in 1949 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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