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Litwin Name Meaning

Polish German and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish litwin an ethnic name for someone from Lithuania (Polish Litwa Lithuanian Lietuva a word of uncertain etymology perhaps a derivative of the river name Leità). In the 14th century Lithuania was an independent grand duchy which extended from the Baltic to the shores of the Black Sea. It was united with Poland in 1569 and was absorbed into the Russian empire in 1795. The region referred to as Lite in Ashkenazic culture encompassed not only Lithuania but also Latvia Estonia Belarus parts of northern Ukraine and parts of northeastern Poland.

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


Similar surnames: Litwak, Litvin, Litfin, Lewin, Irwin, Itkin, Mirkin, Luton, Citron

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Where is the Litwin family from?

You can see how Litwin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Litwin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Litwin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Litwin family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Litwin's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Litwin families in 1891.
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What did your Litwin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dressmaker was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Litwin. 50% of Litwin women worked as a Dressmaker. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Dressmaker
    50%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Litwin. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Litwin. For the veterans among your Litwin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Litwin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Litwin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Litwin in 1954 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

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