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Catt Name Meaning

English: nickname from the animal, Middle English catte ‘cat’. The word is found in similar forms in most European languages from very early times (e.g. Gaelic cath, Slavic kotu). 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: from a medieval female personal name, a short form of Catherine. Variant spelling of German and Dutch Katt.

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


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 the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 21 Catt families living in Indiana. This was about 81% of all the recorded Catt's in the 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 US 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
    27%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

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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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Draft Cards

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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