Van Cott Family History

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Van Cott Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Dutch Van Gat, a habitational name for someone from either of two places called Gat, in North Brabant and North Holland.

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


Similar surnames: Van Hook, Van Note, Van Oort, Van Loon, Van Gorp, Van Soest, Van Pelt

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Van Cott Family Origin

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Van Cott Family Occupations

What did your Van Cott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Van Cott. 6% of Van Cott men worked as a Clerk and 17% of Van Cott women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Van Cott were Proprietor and Copy Holder

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Broker
    4%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Bookkeeping
    6%
  • Copy Holder
    6%

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

Van Cott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Van Cott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Van Cott 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 498 immigration records available for the last name Van Cott. 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 972 military records available for the last name Van Cott. For the veterans among your Van Cott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Van Cott Life Expectancy

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Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Van Cott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Van Cott in 1969 was 67, and 45 in 2004.

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