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Kitto Family History

Kitto Surname Meaning

Cornish (also Devon): from a pet form of Middle English Kit (a pet form of Christopher or Christian ) + Cornish -ow. Compare Kitt which is also predominantly Cornish. Germanized form of Sorbian Kito: from the personal name Kito a short form of Kitan Sorbian vernacular equivalent of Christian .

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

Similar surnames: Kitt, Kitts, Bitto, Gitto, Ditto, Litty, Kilts, Getto, Ritt, Catto

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Where is the Kitto family from?

You can see how Kitto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kitto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Kitto families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 149 Kitto families living in Cornwall. This was about 47% of all the recorded Kitto's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Kitto families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kitto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kitto 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 Kitto. 33% of Kitto men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Kitto women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kitto were Coal Hewer and Domestic Duties. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Coal Hewer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Household Duties
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Kitto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kitto 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 Kitto. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kitto. For the veterans among your Kitto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kitto lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kitto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Kitto in 1953 was 46, and 68 in 2004.

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