When Samuel Sanford Litwin Sr was born in 1882, in Russia, his father, Samuel Litwin, was 23 and his mother, Ida Barer, was 21. He married Clara Rosenblat on 15 February 1905, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in United States in 1949 and Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1917. In 1940, at the age of 58, his occupation is listed as insurance agent in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 14 May 1953, at the age of 71, and was buried in Independent Golden Crown Cemetery, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
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.