Otterman Family History

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Otterman Name Meaning

German (Ottermann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): elaborated form of Otter with the addition of Middle High German, Yiddish man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Osterman, Kolterman, Batterman, Holterman, Putterman, Ostermann

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Otterman Family Origin

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Otterman Family Occupations

What did your Otterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Otterman family was Cattleman. The most common Otterman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Otterman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Otterman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Cattleman


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

Otterman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Otterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Otterman 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 309 immigration records available for the last name Otterman. 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 528 military records available for the last name Otterman. For the veterans among your Otterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Otterman Life Expectancy

What is the average Otterman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Otterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Otterman in 1963 was 84, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Otterman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Otterman 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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