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Litwin Name Meaning

Polish, German, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish litwin, an ethnic name for someone from Lithuania (Polish Litwa, Lithuanian Lietuva, a word of uncertain etymology, perhaps a derivative of the river name Leità). In the 14th century Lithuania was an independent grand duchy which extended from the Baltic to the shores of the Black Sea. It was united with Poland in 1569, and was absorbed into the Russian empire in 1795. The region referred to as Lite in Ashkenazic culture encompassed not only Lithuania but also Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, parts of northern Ukraine, and parts of northeastern Poland. English: from an Old English personal name, Leohtwine, composed of the elements leoht ‘light’, ‘bright’ + wine ‘friend’.

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


Similar surnames: Litwak, Litvin, Litfin, Lewin, Irwin, Itkin, Mirkin, Luton, Citron

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Litwin Family Origin

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Litwin Family Occupations

What did your Litwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Litwin. 25% of Litwin men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Litwin women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Litwin were Bookkeeper and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Butcher
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Stenographer
    34%

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

Litwin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Litwin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Litwin 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Litwin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Litwin. For the veterans among your Litwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Litwin Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Litwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Litwin in 1954 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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