Lotter Family History

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Lotter Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German lotter ‘rascal’, ‘juggler’; either a nickname for a good-for-nothing or possibly an occupational name for a minstrel or entertainer.

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

Similar surnames: Otter, Zotter, Rotter, Notter, Potter, Motter, Clutter, Latter

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Lotter Family Origin

Where is the Lotter family from?

Lotter Family Occupations

What did your Lotter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Lotter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Lotter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lotter. A less common occupation for the Lotter family was Billiard Saloon.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Billiard Saloon


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

Lotter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lotter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lotter 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 Lotter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lotter. For the veterans among your Lotter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lotter Life Expectancy

What is the average Lotter lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lotter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lotter in 1960 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lotter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lotter 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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