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Gittins Family History

Gittins Name Meaning

Welsh (Montgomeryshire) and English (West Midlands) a variant of Gittens 1 2 and Irish (Cork): variant of Gittens

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


Similar surnames: Gittens, Getting, Gettings, Githens, Gittings, Gettis, Gillins

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Where is the Gittins family from?

You can see how Gittins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gittins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gittins families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 301 Gittins families living in Shropshire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Gittins's in United Kingdom. Shropshire had the highest population of Gittins families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gittins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gittins ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gittins. 12% of Gittins men worked as a Farmer and 69% of Gittins women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gittins were Builders Labourer and Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Farmer
    12%
  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Household Duties
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Gittins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gittins 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gittins. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gittins. For the veterans among your Gittins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gittins lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gittins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gittins in 1943 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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