Witts Family History

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Witts Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Wido. English: patronymic from Witt. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Witz, cognate with 1.

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


Similar surnames: Kitts, Mitts, Witte, Witt, Fitts, Pitts, Gotts, Sitts, Catts, Botts

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Witts Family Origin

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Witts Family Occupations

What did your Witts ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Witts. 17% of Witts men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Witts women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Witts were Railway Clerk and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Builders Labourer
    11%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Railway Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

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

Witts Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Witts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witts 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 Witts. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Witts. For the veterans among your Witts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Witts Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Witts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Witts in 1943 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

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