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 Family Origin

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Witt Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Witt. 18% of Witt men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Witt women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Witt were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Witt Historical Records

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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

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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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