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Chittum Family History

Chittum Name Meaning

Altered spelling of English Cheetham.

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


Similar surnames: Cheatum, Whittum, Chattin, Whitt, Choat, Litten, Withem, Chitty

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Where is the Chittum family from?

You can see how Chittum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chittum family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Chittum families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Chittum families living in Tennessee. This was about 40% of all the recorded Chittum's in the USA. Tennessee and 1 other state had the highest population of Chittum families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chittum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chittum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chittum. 33% of Chittum men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Chittum women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chittum were Truck Driver and House Work.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • House Work
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chittum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chittum 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 131 immigration records available for the last name Chittum. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Chittum lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Chittum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Chittum in 1950 was 25, and 65 in 2004.

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