Otterness Family History

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Otterness Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Trøndelag named from oter ‘otter’ + nes ‘headland’, ‘point’.

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

Similar surnames: Otness, Urness, Stennes, Furness, Osness, Garness, Holderness

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Otterness Family Origin

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Otterness Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Otterness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Otterness's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Otterness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Otterness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Otterness 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 56 immigration records available for the last name Otterness. 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 158 military records available for the last name Otterness. For the veterans among your Otterness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Otterness Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Otterness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Otterness in 1960 was 59, and 71 in 2003.

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