Nutt Family History

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Nutt Name Meaning

English: from Middle English not(e), nut ‘nut’; either a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer and seller of nuts, or a nickname for a man supposedly resembling a nut (for example in having a rounded head and brown complexion). Irish: reduced form of McNutt 1. North German: nickname for an industrious person, from Middle High German nutte ‘useful’, ‘efficient’.

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

Similar surnames: Butt, Nott, Hutt, Dutt, Tutt, Mutz, Nutty, Lust, Nett, Rutt

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Nutt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nutt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nutt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Nutt Family Origin

Where is the Nutt family from?

Nutt Family Occupations

What did your Nutt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Nutt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Nutt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nutt family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nutt.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Nutt Historical Records

What Nutt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Nutt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nutt 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Nutt. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Nutt. For the veterans among your Nutt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nutt Life Expectancy

What is the average Nutt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nutt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nutt in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nutt 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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