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Trottier Name Meaning

French: occupational name from the agent derivative of Old French troter ‘to walk fast’ (see Trotter 1).

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


Similar surnames: Trotter, Rottier, Fritter, Tretter, Rotter, Crozier, Rodier, Cloutier

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Where is the Trottier family from?

You can see how Trottier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trottier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Trottier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 29 Trottier families living in Massachusetts. This was about 48% of all the recorded Trottier's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Trottier families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trottier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trottier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Winder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Trottier. 23% of Trottier men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Trottier women worked as a Winder. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trottier were Truck Driver and Weaver.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Painter
    7%
  • Machinist
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Winder
    13%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Weaver
    7%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Trottier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trottier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Trottier. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Trottier. For the veterans among your Trottier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trottier lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Trottier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Trottier in 1945 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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