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Savitt Family History

Savitt Name Meaning

Possibly English or Irish: variant of Savage . This surname is very rare in Britain. Alternatively perhaps an Americanized form of Jewish Savich or an American shortened and altered form of Jewish Savitski .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Savitz, Gavitt, Cavitt, Savin, Davitt, Stitt, Levitt, Leavitt, Gavett

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Where is the Savitt family from?

You can see how Savitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Savitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Savitt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Savitt families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Savitt's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Savitt families in 1880.
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What did your Savitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Savitt. 34% of Savitt men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Savitt women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Savitt were Coal Loader and Stenographer. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Coal Loader
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Savitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Savitt 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 469 immigration records available for the last name Savitt. 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 201 military records available for the last name Savitt. For the veterans among your Savitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Savitt lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Savitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Savitt in 1950 was 42, and 93 in 2004.

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