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Gott Name Meaning

German: from short form of the various Germanic compound personal names with the first element god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’. South German and Swiss German: from Middle High German got(t)e ‘godfather’. English (of Norman origin): from a personal name having the same etymology as 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Ott, Lott, Gatt, Pott, Bott, Dott, Gold, Hott, Mott, Nott

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Where is the Gott family from?

You can see how Gott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gott families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Gott families living in Maine. This was about 22% of all the recorded Gott's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Gott families in 1840.
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What did your Gott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gott. 16% of Gott men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Gott women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gott were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Gott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gott 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gott. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Gott. For the veterans among your Gott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gott lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gott in 1943 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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