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Vitale Family History

Vitale Surname Meaning

Italian and Jewish (from Italy): from the personal name Vitale (from Latin Vitalis a derivative of vita ‘life’). The name Vitalis was popular with early Christians as a symbol of their belief in eternal life and was borne by a dozen early saints; it became especially popular in Emilia-Romagna because of two saints known in Italian as San Vitale (of Bologna and Ravenna). As a Jewish personal name it represents a calque of the Hebrew name Chayim ‘life’.

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


Similar surnames: Viale, Vital, Vial, Vita, Vidales, Vidal, Natale, Vitalis, Vale

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Where is the Vitale family from?

You can see how Vitale families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vitale family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Vitale families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Vitale families living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Vitale's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Vitale families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vitale surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vitale ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vitale. 20% of Vitale men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Vitale women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vitale were Clerk and Machine Operator. .

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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
    20%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Barber
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    15%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Machine Operator
    6%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Vitale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vitale 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Vitale. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Vitale. For the veterans among your Vitale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vitale lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Vitale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Vitale in 1949 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

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