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Nit Family History

Nit 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: Niu, Ni, Nix, Nie, Nii, Nitz, Sit, Nist, Ji, Qiu

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Where is the Nit family from?

You can see how Nit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nit family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nit families were found in USA in 1880. In 1861 there was 1 Nit family living in Stirlingshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Nit's in Scotland. Stirlingshire had the highest population of Nit families in 1861.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Nit. 100% of Nit men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nit 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 130 immigration records available for the last name Nit. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Nit. For the veterans among your Nit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nit lifespan?

Average Nit life expectancy in 1998 was 78 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 75.

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