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Otterson Family History

Otterson Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Norwegian Ottersen, a patronymic from the personal name Ottar, Old Norse Óttarr, from ótt ‘something fearful’, ‘danger’ + -arr ‘warrior’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

36,308 Historical Documents with Otterson on Ancestry.com
9,035 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,634 Military Records
1,376 Immigration Records
8,168 Census and Voter Lists
16,095 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Otterson Families

  • Number of Otterson families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Otterson families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Otterson families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Otterson census records

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Otterson Family Origin

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Otterson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Otterson

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Otterson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Otterson census records

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Otterson Civil War Service Records

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