Wittig Family History

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Wittig Name Meaning

from the personal name Wittich, from a short form of a Germanic name beginning with widu ‘wood’. nickname from Middle Low German wittich ‘clever’, ‘wise’.

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

Similar surnames: Sittig, Witter, Witt, Witzig, Mittag, Widrig, Gettig, Pietig, Littig

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Wittig Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wittig name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wittig. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Wittig Family Origin

Where is the Wittig family from?

Wittig Family Occupations

What did your Wittig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wittig family was Baker. The most common Wittig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 10% of Wittig's were Farmers. Farmer, Saloon Keeper and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wittig.

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  • Farmer

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Merchant

  • Baker


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wittig ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wittig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Wittig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wittig 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wittig. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Wittig. For the veterans among your Wittig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wittig Life Expectancy

What is the average Wittig lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Wittig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wittig in 1948 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wittig ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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