Witkin Family History

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Witkin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Vitke, a pet form of Vite (of Slavic origin) + the eastern Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Itkin, Wittlin, Simkin, Mirkin, Sirkin, Lipkin, Rifkin, Zipkin

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Witkin Family Origin

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Witkin Family Occupations

What did your Witkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ladies Tailors Cutter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Witkin. 34% of Witkin men worked as a Ladies Tailors Cutter and 80% of Witkin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Witkin were Tailor cutter and Retired Schoolmistress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Ladies Tailors Cutter
    34%
  • Music Hall Artist
    34%
  • Tailor cutter
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Retired Schoolmistress
    20%

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

Witkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Witkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witkin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Witkin. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Witkin. For the veterans among your Witkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Witkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Witkin lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Witkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Witkin in 1950 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Witkin

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