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Pitts Family History

Pitts Name Meaning

English: variant of Pitt with post-medieval excrescent -s. English: topographic name for one who lived by pits or hollows from the plural of Middle English pitt. Americanized form of German Pitz .

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

Similar surnames: Pritts, Witts, Kitts, Sitts, Fitts, Catts, Pitt, Mitts, Petts, Lints

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Where is the Pitts family from?

You can see how Pitts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pitts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pitts families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 70 Pitts families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Pitts's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Pitts families in 1911.
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What did your Pitts ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pitts. 24% of Pitts men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Pitts women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pitts were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Saleswoman
  • Student
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 229,000 census records available for the last name Pitts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pitts 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Pitts. 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 49,000 military records available for the last name Pitts. For the veterans among your Pitts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pitts lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Pitts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Pitts in 1940 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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