Wooten Family History

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Wooten Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, such as Wootton in Northamptonshire or Oxfordshire, Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, Wotton in Surrey, and Wotton under Edge in Gloucestershire.

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

Similar surnames: Woolen, Porten, Booton, Doten, Woomer, Botten, Wollen, Worden, Foote

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Wooten Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wooten name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wooten. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Wooten Family Origin

Where is the Wooten family from?

Wooten Family Occupations

What did your Wooten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wooten. The most common Wooten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Wooten's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wooten family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Wooten Historical Records

What Wooten family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Wooten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wooten 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wooten. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Wooten. For the veterans among your Wooten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wooten Life Expectancy

What is the average Wooten lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wooten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wooten in 1940 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wooten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wooten 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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