Vito Family History

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Vito Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Vito, Latin Vitus, from vita ‘life’. Compare Vita. The name was popular in the Middle Ages as the result of the cult of an early Christian martyr in southern Italy, about whom very little is known. He was regarded as a patron against epilepsy and the nervous tremor named after him, ‘St. Vitus’s dance’. His cult spread into Germany and thence through Eastern Europe, where the name was reinforced by native Slavic names such as Vitoslav and Vitomír, with a first element derived from Old Slavic vitati ‘inhabit’ or ‘welcome’. It may also derive in part from the Lombardic name Wido or Frankish Wit(t)o (see Guido).

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

Similar surnames: Vita, Tito, Ito, Vida, Victor, Vitek, Zito, Viti, Tite, Sisto

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Vito Family Origin

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Vito Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vito. 27% of Vito men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Vito women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vito were New Worker and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Laborer
  • Seamstress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Vito Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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

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Vito Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Vito life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Vito in 1955 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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