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Kitson Family History

Kitson Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Kit, a pet form of Christopher.

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

Similar surnames: Ritson, Kinson, Watson, Getson, Lipson, Hitson, Kitto, Kitten, Sisson

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Where is the Kitson family from?

You can see how Kitson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kitson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kitson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 25 Kitson families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Kitson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kitson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kitson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kitson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Kitson. 57% of Kitson men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kitson women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kitson were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Clerk
  • Income
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Kitson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kitson 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Kitson. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Kitson. For the veterans among your Kitson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kitson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kitson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kitson in 1953 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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