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Vitkus Family History

Vitkus Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Výtautas (a compound of vyti ‘to guide’ + tauta ‘the people’). from a pet form of Slavic Vitek or Voytek.

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

Similar surnames: Vitko, Itkin, Lutkus, Mickus, Titus, Petkus, Waitkus, Dittus, Wirkus

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Where is the Vitkus family from?

You can see how Vitkus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vitkus family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Vitkus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Vitkus family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Vitkus's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Vitkus families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vitkus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vitkus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vitkus. 82% of Vitkus men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Assembler
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Census Records

There are 419 census records available for the last name Vitkus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vitkus 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 116 immigration records available for the last name Vitkus. 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 144 military records available for the last name Vitkus. For the veterans among your Vitkus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vitkus lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Vitkus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Vitkus in 1958 was 62, and 88 in 2004.

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