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Zotter Name Meaning

South German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German zotte, zote ‘shaggy wool’, hence perhaps an occupational name for someone who kept sheep or was employed in the wool trade, or alternatively a nickname for someone who habitually wore a sheepskin or who had unkempt hair. German: nickname for a clumsy or distracted person, from a derivative of Middle High German zotten ‘to stroll or amble’.

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


Similar surnames: Notter, Rotter, Otter, Potter, Lotter, Oster, Wetter, Kolter, Doster

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Zotter Family Occupations

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Zotter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Zotter in 1956 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

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