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Spotts Family History

Spotts Name Meaning
Probably a variant of English Spott, from Middle English spot ‘spot’, ‘blemish’, perhaps a nickname for someone with a spotty complexion; or of Scottish Spott, a habitational name from a place so called near Dunbar.

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

68,261 Historical Documents with Spotts on Ancestry.com
14,198 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,088 Military Records
356 Immigration Records
12,821 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Spotts Families

  • Number of Spotts families
     107 - 212
     36 - 106
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Spotts families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Spotts last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Spotts census records

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Spotts Family Origin

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Spotts Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Spotts

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Spotts Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Spotts census records

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Spotts Civil War Service Records

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