Pitt Family History

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Pitt Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pytte, pitte ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit or hollow, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Pitt in Hampshire.

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

Similar surnames: Pott, Ritt, Kitt, Bitz, Witt, Fitt, Pett, Pust, Pitta, Ping

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Pitt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Pitt name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Pitt Family Origin

Where is the Pitt family from?

Pitt Family Occupations

What did your Pitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pitt. The most common Pitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Pitt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pitt family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pitt ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 179,000 census records available for the last name Pitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Pitt. 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 Card

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Pitt. For the veterans among your Pitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Pitt lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pitt in 1941 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pitt ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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