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Litwin Name Meaning

Polish, German, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish litwin, an ethnic name for someone from Lithuania (Polish Litwa, Lithuanian Lietuva, a word of uncertain etymology, perhaps a derivative of the river name Leità). In the 14th century Lithuania was an independent grand duchy which extended from the Baltic to the shores of the Black Sea. It was united with Poland in 1569, and was absorbed into the Russian empire in 1795. The region referred to as Lite in Ashkenazic culture encompassed not only Lithuania but also Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, parts of northern Ukraine, and parts of northeastern Poland. English: from an Old English personal name, Leohtwine, composed of the elements leoht ‘light’, ‘bright’ + wine ‘friend’.

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

Similar surnames: Litwak, Litvin, Litfin, Lewin, Irwin, Itkin, Mirkin, Luton, Citron

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Litwin Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Litwin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Baltic States


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Litwin Family Origin

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Litwin Family Occupations

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Litwin Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Litwin. For the veterans among your Litwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Litwin Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Litwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Litwin in 1954 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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