Hite Family History

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Hite Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Hight. Americanized spelling of German Heit.

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

Similar surnames: Hine, Hire, Fite, Hitt, Hime, Hites, Lite, Hice, Hise, Hane

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Hite Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hite name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hite. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hite Family Origin

Where is the Hite family from?

Hite Family Occupations

What did your Hite ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hite family was Farm Hand. Manufacturer, School and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hite. The most common Hite occupation in Canada was Manufacturer. 36% of Hite's were Manufacturers.

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  • Manufacturer

  • School

  • Engineer

  • Farm Hand


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hite ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hite Historical Records

What Hite family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Hite. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hitecensus 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 Hite. 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 Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Hite. For the veterans among your Hite ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hite Life Expectancy

What is the average Hite lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hite life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hite in 1945 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hite ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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