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Gott Name Meaning

German: from short form of the various Germanic compound personal names with the first element god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’. South German and Swiss German: from Middle High German got(t)e ‘godfather’. English (of Norman origin): from a personal name having the same etymology as 1 above.

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


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

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Gott Family Origin

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Gott Family Occupations

What did your Gott ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gott occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Gott's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gott family was Ship Captain. Farmer, Factory Hand and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gott.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Factory Hand

    6%
  • Farm Labourer

    6%
  • Ship Captain

    6%

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

Gott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gott 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gott. 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Gott Life Expectancy

What is the average Gott lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gott 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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