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Levit Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Levit ‘Levite’ (see Levy). English: variant spelling of Leavitt.

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


Similar surnames: Levitt, Levie, Levin, Levitz, Levis, Levi, Lewin, Levick, Levine

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Where is the Levit family from?

You can see how Levit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levit family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Levit families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Levit families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Levit's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Levit families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Levit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Levit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Levit. 54% of Levit men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Levit women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Levit were Laborer and Operator.

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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

  • Salesman
    54%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Manager
    7%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    43%
  • Bookkeeper
    22%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Operator
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Levit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Levit 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Levit. 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 575 military records available for the last name Levit. For the veterans among your Levit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Levit lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Levit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Levit in 1940 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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