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Hitt Family History

Hitt Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hütt (see Huett ). German: occupational name in Westphalia for a goat dealer from dialect hitte ‘goat’. English (Devon): apparently a variant of Hett ; see Hatt .

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


Similar surnames: Hutt, Kitt, Hirt, Hatt, Gitt, Witt, Hott, Litt, Whitt, Hitz

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Where is the Hitt family from?

You can see how Hitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hitt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 102 Hitt families living in Devon. This was about 37% of all the recorded Hitt's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Hitt families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hitt 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 Hitt. 27% of Hitt men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Hitt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hitt were Builders Labourer and Domestic Duties Unpaid. .

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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
    27%
  • Lorry Driver
    16%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Builders Labourer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Domestic Help
    7%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Hitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hitt 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hitt. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Hitt. For the veterans among your Hitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hitt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hitt in 1942 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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