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Gittings Family History

Gittings Name Meaning

Welsh and English (West Midlands): variant of Gittens and Getting .

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


Similar surnames: Getting, Fitting, Gillings, Witting, Cutting, Gutting, Giddings

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Where is the Gittings family from?

You can see how Gittings families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gittings family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gittings families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 140 Gittings families living in Staffordshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Gittings's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Gittings families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gittings surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gittings ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gittings. 15% of Gittings men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Gittings women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gittings were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Dutie. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Colliery Hewer
    10%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Gardener
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Gittings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gittings 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 Gittings. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Gittings. For the veterans among your Gittings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gittings lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gittings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gittings in 1951 was 34, and 67 in 2004.

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