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Botta Family History

Botta Name Meaning

from botta ‘blow’, ‘bump’, hence a nickname for someone who was clumsy or violent. variant of Botte. from Calabrian dialect botta ‘fig flower’.

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

Similar surnames: Bonta, Cotta, Bott, Botto, Botte, Rotta, Butta, Votta, Motta, Bost

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Where is the Botta family from?

You can see how Botta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Botta family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Botta families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Botta families living in Iowa. This was about 64% of all the recorded Botta's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Botta families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Botta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Botta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Botta. 26% of Botta men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Botta women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Botta were Waiter 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

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Packer
  • Waitress
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Botta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Botta 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Botta. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Botta. For the veterans among your Botta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Botta lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Botta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Botta in 1956 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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