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Litt Name Meaning

Jewish: shortened form of some Ashkenazic surname such as Littman or Litwin. English: variant of Light ‘little’. Dutch and North German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Litty, Witt, Lott, Gitt, Lint, Lier, Ritt, Lett, Kitt, Lien

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Where is the Litt family from?

You can see how Litt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Litt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Litt families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Litt family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Litt's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Litt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Litt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Litt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Litt. 19% of Litt men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Litt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Litt were Proprietor and Saleslady.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Litt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Litt 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 Litt. 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 Litt. For the veterans among your Litt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Litt lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Litt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Litt in 1948 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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