Otte Family History

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Otte Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Dutch: from the personal name Otto (see Ott).

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

Similar surnames: Otto, Otten, Otts, Notte, Ott, Otter, Ottens, Motte, Hotte, Oltz

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Otte Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Otte name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Otte Family Origin

Where is the Otte family from?

Otte Family Occupations

What did your Otte ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Otte occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Otte's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Otte. A less common occupation for the Otte family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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

Otte Historical Records

What Otte family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Otte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Otte 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Otte. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Otte. For the veterans among your Otte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Otte Life Expectancy

What is the average Otte lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Otte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Otte in 1943 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Otte

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Otte 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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