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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 15,324 people named Ott in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Ott in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 15,342 people named Ott were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 47%, or 1,875 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Most common occupation was clerk
  • 2,541 adults were unmarried
  • 2,048 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,802

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Ott families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 1,530 were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • Most mothers originated from Pennsylvania
  • 4,183 were first-generation Americans