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Datta Name Meaning

Indian (Assam, Bengal, and Panjab) and Bangladeshi: Hindu name from Sanskrit datta ‘given’, ‘gift’. In ancient Sanskrit literature this name is associated with the Vaishya caste. In Assam and Bengal the Dattas belong to the Kayasth caste. In the Panjab it is a Brahman name based on the name of a clan in the Mohyal subgroup of Saraswat Brahmans, having probably evolved from an ancestral personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Batta, Date, Matta, Ratta, Hata, Batra, Kata, Fatta, Dutta, Gaeta

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Where is the Datta family from?

You can see how Datta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Datta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Datta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Datta families living in California. This was about 15% of all the recorded Datta's in the USA. California had the highest population of Datta families in 1920.
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What did your Datta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Datta. 70% of Datta men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Datta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Datta 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 657 immigration records available for the last name Datta. 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 210 military records available for the last name Datta. For the veterans among your Datta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Datta lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Datta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Datta in 1966 was 91, and 66 in 2004.

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