Ottens Family History

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Ottens Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Otto (see Ott).

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

Similar surnames: Otten, Otte, Otting, Otts, Ovens, Osten, Etten, Otter, Ooten, Ottmers

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Ottens Family Origin

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Ottens Family Occupations

What did your Ottens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ottens family was Chair Maker. The most common Ottens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Ottens's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Carries News Papers were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ottens.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Carries News Papers

  • Chair Maker


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

Ottens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ottens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ottens 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 Ottens. 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 848 military records available for the last name Ottens. For the veterans among your Ottens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ottens Life Expectancy

What is the average Ottens lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Ottens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ottens in 1961 was 55, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ottens 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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