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Dott Family History

Dott Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation. Reaney suggests it could be from bynames associated with Old Norse dottr ‘lazy’, or Old English dott ‘head of a boil’. South German: from a term meaning ‘godfather’. North German: from a short form of the personal name Dietrich or a related name.

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


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 the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Dott families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Dott's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Dott families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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 US 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
    22%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Mechanic
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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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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