Dotter Family History

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Dotter Name Meaning

German (Dötter): from a Germanic personal name formed with theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘strong’ or hari, heri ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Otter, Gotter, Notter, Cotter, Witter, Motter, Doster, Zotter, Lotter

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Dotter Family Origin

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Dotter Family Occupations

What did your Dotter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dotter family was Butcher. Laborer, Farmer and Brakeman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dotter. The most common Dotter occupation in the USA was Laborer. 32% of Dotter's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Brakeman

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dotter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dotter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dotter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dotter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dotter. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dotter. For the veterans among your Dotter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dotter Life Expectancy

What is the average Dotter lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Dotter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Dotter in 1958 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dotter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dotter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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