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Ottinger Name Meaning

German: variant of Otting . German (also Öttinger): habitational name for someone from any of the places called Otting or Öttingen in Swabia Bavaria and Lorraine (France). Compare Oettinger . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Ettinger a cognate of 2 above.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Oettinger, Ettinger, Pottinger, Gettinger, Hottinger, Pettinger

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Where is the Ottinger family from?

You can see how Ottinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ottinger family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ottinger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Ottinger families living in Tennessee. This was about 59% of all the recorded Ottinger's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Ottinger families in 1840.
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What did your Ottinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ottinger. 28% of Ottinger men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Ottinger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ottinger were Mechanic and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Ottinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ottinger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ottinger. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Ottinger. For the veterans among your Ottinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ottinger lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ottinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ottinger in 1941 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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