Witt Family History

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Witt Name Meaning

North German: nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from a Middle Low German witte ‘white’. South German: from a short form of the old German personal name Wittigo. English: variant of White.

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

Similar surnames: Witte, With, Kitt, Litt, Ritt, Watt, Hitt, Witz, Dott, Wint

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Witt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Witt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Witt. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Witt Family Origin

Where is the Witt family from?

Witt Family Occupations

What did your Witt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Witt. The most common Witt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Witt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Witt family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Witt Historical Records

What Witt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 191,000 census records available for the last name Witt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witt 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Witt. 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 46,000 military records available for the last name Witt. For the veterans among your Witt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Witt Life Expectancy

What is the average Witt lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Witt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Witt in 1941 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Witt 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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