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Vita Family History

Vita Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: from a medieval female personal name, originally an affectionate nickname, from Italian vita ‘life’ (Latin vita). Italian: from a short form of the medieval personal name Bonavita.

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


Similar surnames: Vida, Via, Rita, Vito, Vital, Mita, Fina, Viti, Vota, Sita

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Where is the Vita family from?

You can see how Vita families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vita family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Vita families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Vita family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Vita's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Vita families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vita surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vita ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vita. 17% of Vita men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Vita women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vita were New Worker and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Barber
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    21%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Machine Operator
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Vita. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vita 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Vita. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Vita. For the veterans among your Vita ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vita lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Vita life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Vita in 1950 was 38, and 82 in 2004.

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