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Bottorf Name Meaning

Variant of Bottorff a surname of German origin.

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

Similar surnames: Pottorf, Bottorff, Notter, Yotter, Mottern, Burdorf, Holtorf, Bottoms

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Where is the Bottorf family from?

You can see how Bottorf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bottorf family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Bottorf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Bottorf families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Bottorf's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bottorf families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bottorf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bottorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bottorf. 23% of Bottorf men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Bottorf women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bottorf were Finisher and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Finisher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bottorf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bottorf 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 106 immigration records available for the last name Bottorf. 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 543 military records available for the last name Bottorf. For the veterans among your Bottorf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bottorf lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bottorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Bottorf in 1959 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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