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Dott Name Meaning

Scottish: from Old Norse Dottr or Old English Dott bynames from Old Norse dottr ‘idle’ or Old English dott ‘head of a boil’ (later ‘small lump clot’). Scottish: nickname from Older Scots dot ‘short person’. South German: relationship name or nickname from a Franconian term meaning ‘godfather’. North German: from a short form of the personal name Dietrich . French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine): of German origin from the ancient Germanic personal name Dotto a short form of compound names based on the element dod (see Dodier ).

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

Similar surnames: Ott, Bott, Pott, Cott, Lott, Gott, Mott, Hott, Nott, Dock

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Where is the Dott family from?

You can see how Dott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dott families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Dott families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Dott's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Dott families in 1840.
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What did your Dott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dott. 22% of Dott men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Dott women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dott were Mechanic and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Waitress
  • Secretary
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Dott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dott 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Dott. 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 890 military records available for the last name Dott. For the veterans among your Dott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dott lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Dott in 1943 was 28, and 84 in 2004.

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