Schott Family History

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Schott Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a peddler or a nickname for someone who always had something to sell, from Middle High German schotte ‘peddler’. German (Schött): metonymic occupational name for a tax collector, from Middle Low German schot ‘tax’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from either German Schotte ‘Scotsman’ or German Schote ‘pod’.

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

Similar surnames: Schlott, Schatz, Schorr, Schoen, Scholl, Schopf, Slott, Schopp

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Schott Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schott name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schott. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Schott Family Origin

Where is the Schott family from?

Schott Family Occupations

What did your Schott ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schott occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Schott's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schott. A less common occupation for the Schott 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 Schott ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schott Historical Records

What Schott family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Schott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schott 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Schott. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Schott. For the veterans among your Schott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schott Life Expectancy

What is the average Schott lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schott in 1944 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schott

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schott 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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