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Ottum Family History

Ottum Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Sogn named Ottum, probably from a river name derived from Old Norse ótta ‘to frighten’, denoting a dangerous river.

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

6,169 Historical Documents with Ottum on Ancestry.com
1,391 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
233 Military Records
68 Immigration Records
1,153 Census and Voter Lists
3,324 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ottum Families

  • Number of Ottum families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ottum families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ottum last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ottum census records

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Ottum Family Origin

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Ottum Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ottum

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Ottum Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ottum census records

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Military Service by Ottum

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