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Pitt Family History

Pitt Name Meaning

English: from Middle English pytte pitte ‘pit’ ‘hollow’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit or hollow or a habitational name from a place called with this word as for example Pitt in Hampshire.

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

Similar surnames: Pott, Ritt, Kitt, Bitz, Witt, Fitt, Pett, Pust, Pitta, Ping

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Where is the Pitt family from?

You can see how Pitt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pitt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pitt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 134 Pitt families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Pitt's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pitt families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pitt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pitt. 29% of Pitt men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Pitt women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pitt were Carpenter and Student. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Inspector
  • Domestic
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 179,000 census records available for the last name Pitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitt 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Pitt. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Pitt. For the veterans among your Pitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pitt lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Pitt in 1941 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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