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Dotts Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of Dötz or Dotz, a Swabian and Swiss German nickname for a small, soft-hearted man; or a Sorbian short form of a Germanic personal name, cognate with Dietz.

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

Similar surnames: Gotts, Dott, Betts, Botts, Lotts, Ott, Kitts, Pott, Notte, Dittus

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Dotts Family Origin

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Dotts Family Occupations

What did your Dotts ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dotts occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Dotts's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dotts family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dotts.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Day Laborer


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

Dotts Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dotts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dotts 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 276 immigration records available for the last name Dotts. 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 Dotts. For the veterans among your Dotts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dotts Life Expectancy

What is the average Dotts lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Dotts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Dotts in 1956 was 44, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dotts

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dotts 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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