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Botts Family History

Botts Name Meaning

English: variant of Bott with post-medieval excrescent -s. Americanized form of German Botz .

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

Similar surnames: Gotts, Betts, Lotts, Dotts, Letts, Batts, Kitts, Butts, Bunts, Potts

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Where is the Botts family from?

You can see how Botts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Botts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Botts families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Botts families living in Kentucky. This was about 28% of all the recorded Botts's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Botts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Botts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Botts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Botts. 20% of Botts men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Botts women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Botts were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Botts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Botts 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 Botts. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Botts. For the veterans among your Botts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Botts lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Botts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Botts in 1944 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

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