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Fitton Surname Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire):: from Middle English fiton fittin ‘lie falsehood’ for a lier or cheat. possibly a habitational name from Fitton Hall in Leverington Cambridgeshire named in Anglo-Scandinavian as ‘settlement by the meadow-land’ from Old English tūn + Old Norse fit a term denoting grassland on the bank of a river.

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


Similar surnames: Ditton, Bitton, Mitton, Litton, Wilton, Hilton, Aiton, Milton, Catton

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You can see how Fitton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fitton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fitton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 21 Fitton families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Fitton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fitton families in 1911.
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What did your Fitton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fitton. 27% of Fitton men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Machinist
    22%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Manager
    16%
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What is the average Fitton lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fitton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Fitton in 1952 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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