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Witkin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Vitke a pet form of Vite (of Slavic origin) + the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Itkin, Wittlin, Simkin, Mirkin, Sirkin, Lipkin, Rifkin, Zipkin

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Where is the Witkin family from?

You can see how Witkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Witkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Witkin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Witkin families living in Manitoba. This was about 75% of all the recorded Witkin's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Witkin families in 1911.
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What did your Witkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Witkin. 30% of Witkin men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Witkin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Witkin were Butcher and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Witkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Witkin 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Witkin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Witkin. For the veterans among your Witkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Witkin lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Witkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Witkin in 1950 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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