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Kot Family History

Kot Name Meaning

Polish Czech Belorussian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish Czech and Belorussian kot ‘tom cat’ a nickname denoting either a cautious or a skillful person or a seducer. As a Jewish name it is generally artificial. The homonymous Sorbian cognate Kót (from Lower Sorbian kót ‘tom cat’) is found in Germanized forms only (see Koth Kothe Kott and Kotte ). Compare also Cott Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 葛 see Ge

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

Similar surnames: Kost, Kos, Kort, Kotz, Koth, Kon, Krol, Kor, Koff, Kott

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Where is the Kot family from?

You can see how Kot families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kot family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kot families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Kot families living in Minnesota. This was about 42% of all the recorded Kot's in USA. Minnesota and 1 other state had the highest population of Kot families in 1880.
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What did your Kot ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Janitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kot. 31% of Kot men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kot women worked as a Janitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kot were Weaver and Packer. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Weaver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Janitress
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Packer
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kot. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kot. For the veterans among your Kot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kot lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kot in 1960 was 45, and 86 in 2004.

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