Witt Name Meaning

North German: nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from a Middle Low German witte ‘white’. South German: from a short form of the old German personal name Wittigo. English: variant of White.

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


Similar surnames: Witte, With, Kitt, Litt, Ritt, Watt, Hitt, Witz, Dott, Wint

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Witt Family Origin

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Witt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Gardener

    2%
  • Annuitant

    1%

In 1881, the most common Witt occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Witt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Witt family was Annuitant. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Witt.

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Witt Historical Records

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Witt Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Witt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Witt in 1941 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Witt

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