Ottis Family History

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Ottis Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Otis, a variant of Oates.

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

Similar surnames: Oatis, Otis, Oatts, Oats, Matis, Botts, Lotts, Cortis, Gotts, Ortis

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Ottis Family Origin

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Ottis Family Occupations

What did your Ottis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ottis family was At Home. Farmer, Laborer and Lawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ottis. The most common Ottis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Ottis's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Lawyer

  • At Home


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

Ottis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ottis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ottis 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 287 immigration records available for the last name Ottis. 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 418 military records available for the last name Ottis. For the veterans among your Ottis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ottis Life Expectancy

What is the average Ottis lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ottis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ottis in 1958 was 55, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ottis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ottis 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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