Bott Family History

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Bott Name Meaning

English: probably from an Old English personal name of uncertain origin; perhaps a cognate of Bothe or akin to Butt. However, forms such as Walter le Botte (Oxfordshire 1279) seem to point to a nickname or occupational name, perhaps from Old French bot ‘butt’, ‘cask’, or bot ‘toad’. Compare Bottrell. South German: occupational name for a messenger, from Middle High German bote ‘messenger’, ‘emissary’. Danish: according to Søndergaard, from Dutch bot, both ‘flounder’ (the fish).

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

Similar surnames: Butt, Lott, Batt, Boat, Cott, Ott, Boot, Dott, Hott, Nott

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Bott Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bott name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bott. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bott Family Origin

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Bott Family Occupations

What did your Bott ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bott. The most common Bott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Bott's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bott family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Bott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Bott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bott census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Bott. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Bott. For the veterans among your Bott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bott Life Expectancy

What is the average Bott lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bott in 1953 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bott ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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