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Lott Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name brought to England by the Normans, of uncertain origin. It may be the Hebrew personal name Lot ‘covering’, which was relatively popular in northern France, or a reduced form of various names formed with the diminutive suffix -lot (originally a combination of -el + -ot), commonly used with women’s names. English: from Middle English lot(t)e ‘lot’, ‘portion’ (Old English hlot), in the sense of an allotted share of land, hence a status name for someone who held such a plot. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a plumber or lead roofer, from lood ‘lead’. German: from a pet form of Ludwig. German: topographic name from the dialect word lott ‘mud’, ‘dirt’.

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

Similar surnames: Pott, Ott, Cott, Mott, Bott, Slott, Loth, Lett, Gott, Dott

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Where is the Lott family from?

You can see how Lott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lott families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 64 Lott families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Lott's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Lott families in 1840.
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What did your Lott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lott. 20% of Lott men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Lott women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lott were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lott. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Lott. For the veterans among your Lott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lott lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lott in 1943 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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