Litwak Family History

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Litwak Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): regional nickname from Yiddish litvak, Polish Litwak ‘Lithuanian’ denoting a Jew who spoke the northeastern dialect of Yiddish, i.e. someone from the historical Grand Duchy of Lithuania (a region much larger than present-day Lithuania, for it included Belarus, parts of northeastern Poland, parts of northern Ukraine, and Latvia).

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

Similar surnames: Litwin, Litwack, Litvak, Littau, Nowak, Spiewak, Litman, Link, Liptak

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Litwak Family Origin

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Litwak Family Occupations

What did your Litwak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Maill Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Litwak. 11% of Litwak men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Litwak women worked as a Maill Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Litwak were Cleaner and Cooks Helper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Laborer
  • Cleaner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maill Operator
  • Clerk
  • Cook
  • Cooks Helper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Litwak Historical Records

What Litwak family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 709 census records available for the last name Litwak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Litwak census 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 Litwak. 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 300 military records available for the last name Litwak. For the veterans among your Litwak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Litwak Life Expectancy

What is the average Litwak lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Litwak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Litwak in 1946 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Litwak

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Litwak 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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