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Witty Name Meaning

English: nickname for a bright or inventive person, from Middle English witty ‘clever’, ‘ingenious’. It is possible that some early examples may represent a survival into Middle English of Old English witega ‘soothsayer’, and there may also have been some confusion with Whitty.

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


Similar surnames: Whitty, Witt, Kitt, Chitty, Witte, Wilby, Withey, Wint, Kitts, Piety

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Witty Family Origin

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Witty Family Occupations

What did your Witty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Witty occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Witty's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Witty family was Merchant. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Witty.

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%
  • Merchant

    3%

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

Witty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Witty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witty 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Witty. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Witty. For the veterans among your Witty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Witty Life Expectancy

What is the average Witty lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Witty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Witty in 1945 was 20, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Witty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Witty 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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