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Levitt Family History

Levitt Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Leavitt. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Levit.

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


Similar surnames: Levit, Levett, Lewitt, Evitt, Levitz, Lovitt, Litt, Levine, Evatt

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Where is the Levitt family from?

You can see how Levitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Levitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Levitt families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Levitt families living in Maine. This was about 26% of all the recorded Levitt's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Levitt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Levitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Levitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Levitt. 18% of Levitt men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Levitt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Levitt were Clerk 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

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Levitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Levitt 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Levitt. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Levitt. For the veterans among your Levitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Levitt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Levitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Levitt in 1944 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

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