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Type Surname (from given name)

Meaning & History

From the personal name Wit, a short form of Witold, a derivative of Lithuanian Vytautas, a compound of vyti 'to guide' + tauta 'the people'. From a pet form of another personal name Wit with a different etymology, namely a derivative of Latin Vitus, from vita 'life'. Compare Italian Vito.
Added 1/12/2020 by namefix
Edited 4/29/2024 by Mike C and namefix