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Oatts Family History

Oatts Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Oates. Frenchified spelling of English Watts.

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


Similar surnames: Oats, Catts, Oatis, Oates, Catt, Keatts, Yeatts, Watts, Kitts, Matts

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Where is the Oatts family from?

You can see how Oatts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Oatts family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Oatts families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Oatts families living in North Carolina. This was about 83% of all the recorded Oatts's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Oatts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Oatts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Oatts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Oatts. 39% of Oatts men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Oatts women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oatts were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Owner
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Oatts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oatts census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 117 immigration records available for the last name Oatts. 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 242 military records available for the last name Oatts. For the veterans among your Oatts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Oatts lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Oatts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Oatts in 1963 was 80, and 75 in 2004.

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