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Catt Name Meaning

English (Sussex and Kent): nickname from Middle English c(h)at ‘cat’ (Old English catt Norman and Picard Old French cat Parisian Old French chat). The word is found in similar forms in most European languages from very early times (e.g. Gaelic cath Old Slavic kotъ). Domestic cats were unknown in Europe in classical times when weasels fulfilled many of their functions for example in hunting rodents. They seem to have come from Egypt where they were regarded as sacred animals. English: occasionally perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English female personal name Cat a pet form of Catelin ‘Catherine’. See Catlin . Alternatively perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Cat(te) or Chat(te) a survival of Old C(e)atta which is well attested in placenames. Americanized form of North German Katt .

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

Similar surnames: Hatt, Katt, Cott, Batt, Matt, Watt, Cart, Catto, Gatt, Cain

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Where is the Catt family from?

You can see how Catt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Catt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Catt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 21 Catt families living in Indiana. This was about 81% of all the recorded Catt's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Catt families in 1840.
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What did your Catt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Catt. 27% of Catt men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Catt women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Catt were Salesman 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
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Catt. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Catt. For the veterans among your Catt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Catt lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Catt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Catt in 1958 was 72, and 73 in 2004.

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