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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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Where is the Vito family from?

You can see how Vito families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vito family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Vito families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Vito families living in Devon. This was about 67% of all the recorded Vito's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Vito families in 1891.
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What did your Vito ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Laborer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Vito. 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 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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What is the average Vito lifespan?

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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