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Witty Surname Meaning

English (East Yorkshire): either a nickname from Middle English witty ‘wise witty’ (Old English wit(t)ig) or a variant of Whitty .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Whitty, Witt, Kitt, Chitty, Witte, Wilby, Withey, Wint, Kitts, Piety

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Where is the Witty family from?

You can see how Witty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Witty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Witty families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 473 Witty families living in Yorkshire. This was about 66% of all the recorded Witty's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Witty families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Witty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Witty ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Witty. 15% of Witty men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Witty women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Witty were Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Builders Labourer
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Witty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Witty. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Witty. For the veterans among your Witty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Witty lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Witty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Witty in 1945 was 20, and 82 in 2004.

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