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Gott Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the various ancient Germanic compound personal names with the first element gōd ‘good’ or god got ‘god’. South German and Swiss German (also Gött): relationship name or nickname from Middle High German got(t)e ‘godfather’. Compare Goett . English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from the Middle English personal name Gotte. In some cases this was a pet form of Godfrey . It may also have been a pet form of other names beginning with God- such as Goddard and Godwin . Gotte was also a simplified pronunciation of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Goz Gots (ancient Germanic Gozzo) often used as a pet form of the Old French personal name Gocelin which was pronounced Gotselin; see Joslin . English: from the unrecorded Middle English personal name Gutte Gotte representing Old Norse Gutti a pet form of Guththormr (Guttormr) or perhaps of Old Swedish Gudhfast. English: nickname from Middle English gut(te) got(te) ‘gut intestine belly’ denoting a greedy or corpulent person. See Gut . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 葛 see Ge

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ott, Lott, Gatt, Pott, Bott, Dott, Gold, Hott, Mott, Nott

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You can see how Gott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gott families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 66 Gott families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Gott's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gott families in 1911.
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What did your Gott ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gott. 46% of Gott men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gott women worked as a Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmers Son
    13%
  • Labourer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Gott. For the veterans among your Gott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gott in 1943 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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