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Fitt Surname Meaning

English (mainly Norfolk): nickname for a polite and amiable person from Middle English fit ‘proper suited’ (possibly related to Middle English fet(te) fait ‘suitable becoming comely’ from Old French fait; compare Fett ).

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


Similar surnames: Fett, Kitt, Witt, Pitt, Fish, Fitch, Fitz, Kitts, Pott, Gatt

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Where is the Fitt family from?

You can see how Fitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fitt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Fitt families living in British Columbia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Fitt's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Fitt families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fitt. 50% of Fitt men worked as a Carpenter. .

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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 1921

  • Carpenter
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Fitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fitt 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 Fitt. 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 Fitt. For the veterans among your Fitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fitt lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Fitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Fitt in 1957 was 48, and 69 in 2004.

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