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Botte Family History

Botte Name Meaning

Italian (two syllables) and French (one syllable): metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of boots, from Old French bote, Italian botte ‘boot’ (of unknown origin). In some cases it may have been a nickname, perhaps for a heavy drinker (who ‘drank out of a boot’).

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


Similar surnames: Bott, Botten, Hotte, Notte, Motte, Boyte, Bolte, Bolt, Botta, Botto

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Where is the Botte family from?

You can see how Botte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Botte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Botte families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Botte family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Botte's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Botte families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Botte surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Botte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Botte. 25% of Botte men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Botte women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Botte were New Worker and Saleslady. .

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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
    25%
  • Labor
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • New Worker
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Operator
    18%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Botte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Botte 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 Botte. 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 394 military records available for the last name Botte. For the veterans among your Botte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Botte lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Botte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Botte in 1965 was 53, and 93 in 2004.

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