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Hit Family History

Hit Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Heit, Hitt, Hix, Hilt, Hitz, Hirt, Hait, Hite, Sit, Hoit

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Where is the Hit family from?

You can see how Hit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hit family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hit families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Hit families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Hit's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Hit families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Sales Lady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hit. 50% of Hit men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Hit women worked as a Sales Lady. .

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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
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sales Lady
    100%
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What Hit family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Hit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hit 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 163 immigration records available for the last name Hit. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Hit. For the veterans among your Hit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hit lifespan?

Average Hit life expectancy in 1978 was 82 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 70.

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