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Nott Name Meaning

English: nickname for a bald man or one who kept his hair extremely close-cropped, from Middle English not(te) ‘bald’ (Old English hnott). English: variant spelling of Knott. German: of uncertain origin; perhaps either a nickname for an inconspicuous person, from Middle Low German not(e) ‘nut’, or a derivative of Middle Low German note ‘companion’.

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


Similar surnames: Nutt, Pott, Cott, Bott, Lott, Ott, Mott, Root, Dott, Hott

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Where is the Nott family from?

You can see how Nott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nott families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 25 Nott families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Nott's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Nott families in 1840.
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What did your Nott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nott. 18% of Nott men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Nott women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nott were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Nott. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Nott. For the veterans among your Nott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nott lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Nott in 1949 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

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