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since 1880
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  1. The Caddoan language spoken by the Wichita
  2. The largest city in Kansas; located in southern Kansas on the Arkansas River
  3. A member of the Caddo people formerly living between Kansas and central Texas

Origin uncertain. Probably from Creek we-chate (“red water”), referring to We-chate hatchee (Red Water River, or Red River of the South).

  1. A tribe of Native Americans, most populous in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  2. Their Caddoan language, which is now extinct.
  3. The largest city in Kansas
  4. A member of this Wichita tribe.

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Popularity of Wichita as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Wichita

  • When was the first name Wichita first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wichita is Friday, April 30th, 1915.
  • How unique is the name Wichita? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wichita. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wichita: Your name in reverse order is Atihciw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aiwcthi. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Wichita born Apr 14, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1275. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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