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Litt Surname Meaning

Jewish: shortened (and altered) form of some Ashkenazic surname such as Litman Littman or Litwin . English: variant of Light ‘little’. German: perhaps a habitational name from Litten (Saxony) or in the north a metonymic occupational name for a shopkeeper from Middle Low German lit ‘shutter window for selling wares’.

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

Similar surnames: Litty, Witt, Lott, Gitt, Lint, Lier, Ritt, Lett, Kitt, Lien

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Where is the Litt family from?

You can see how Litt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Litt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Litt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 121 Litt families living in Cumberland. This was about 41% of all the recorded Litt's in United Kingdom. Cumberland had the highest population of Litt families in 1891.
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What did your Litt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Litt. 34% of Litt men worked as a Farm Labourer and 80% of Litt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Litt were Farmer and Domestic Servant. .

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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

  • Farm Labourer
  • Window Glass Cutter Heavy Worker
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Cook
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Litt. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Litt. For the veterans among your Litt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Litt lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Litt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Litt in 1948 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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