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Botner Family History

Botner Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named Botner, from Old Norse botn ‘small valley’, ‘end of a valley’. Respelling of the North German occupational name Bottner or Böttner ‘cooper’. Compare Buettner.

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


Similar surnames: Bodner, Borner, Butner, Bogner, Bohner, Betker, Boner, Bolner, Borger

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Where is the Botner family from?

You can see how Botner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Botner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Botner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Botner families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Botner's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Botner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Botner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Botner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Colporteur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Botner. .

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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 1921

  • Colporteur
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Botner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Botner 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 188 immigration records available for the last name Botner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 458 military records available for the last name Botner. For the veterans among your Botner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Botner lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Botner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Botner in 1959 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

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