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Hitson Surname Meaning

English: perhaps a metathesized form of Histon a habitational name from Histon in Cambridgeshire.

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


Similar surnames: Hatton, Kitson, Ritson, Hilton, Hanson, Fitton, Hutson, Kinson

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Where is the Hitson family from?

You can see how Hitson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hitson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hitson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 2 Hitson families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Hitson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Hitson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hitson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hitson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hitson. 30% of Hitson men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Hitson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hitson were Carpenter and New Worker. .

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    28%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • New Worker
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 212 immigration records available for the last name Hitson. 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 Hitson. For the veterans among your Hitson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hitson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hitson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Hitson in 1954 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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