Hitchen Family History

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Hitchen Name Meaning

from a pet form of Hitch. in parts of the West Midlands this may have been a patronymic from Hitch, from an old genitive ending. habitational name from Hitchin in Hertfordshire, which is derived from the dative plural of the old tribal name Hicce, which itself may be derived from a Celtic river name meaning ‘dry’.

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

Similar surnames: Witcher, Pitcher, Kirchen, Hicken, Eichen, Hutchens, Fitch, Eischen

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Hitchen Family Origin

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Hitchen Family Occupations

What did your Hitchen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hitchen occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Hitchen's were Farmers. Farmer, Cotton Weaver and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hitchen. A less common occupation for the Hitchen family was Joiner.

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  • Farmer

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Coal Miner

  • Joiner


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

Hitchen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Hitchen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hitchen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hitchen. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hitchen. For the veterans among your Hitchen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hitchen Life Expectancy

What is the average Hitchen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hitchen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hitchen in 1951 was 48, and 89 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hitchen 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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