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Chitty Family History

Chitty Surname Meaning

English (southeastern): habitational name from a place called Chitty in the parish of Chislet Kent named from an Old English personal name Citta + ēg ‘island dry ground in marsh’. Possibly an Americanized form of German Schütte (see Schutte ).

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


Similar surnames: Whitty, Whitby, Harty, Witty, Kitts, Hitt, Cutts, Whitt, Litty

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Where is the Chitty family from?

You can see how Chitty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chitty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chitty families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 402 Chitty families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Chitty's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Chitty families in 1891.
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What did your Chitty ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Chitty. 12% of Chitty men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Chitty women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chitty were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Bricklayer
    7%
  • Gardener
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Chitty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chitty 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Chitty. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Chitty. For the veterans among your Chitty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chitty lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Chitty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Chitty in 1951 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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