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Not Family History

Not Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Noe, No, Nott, Noy, Kot, Notz, Noth, Noh, Noa, Noto

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Where is the Not family from?

You can see how Not families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Not family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Not families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Not families living in Northwest Territories. This was about 75% of all the recorded Not's in Canada. Northwest Territories had the highest population of Not families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Not surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Not ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Stran Handler and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Not. 60% of Not men worked as a Stran Handler.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Stran Handler
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Not. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Not 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 545 immigration records available for the last name Not. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Not. For the veterans among your Not ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Not lifespan?

Between 1983 and 1999, in the United States, Not life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Not in 1983 was 79, and 26 in 1999.

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