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Notter Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: variant of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with Old High German nōt ‘distress force’ + hart ‘strong’. South German: nickname for someone versed in the art of writing from Middle High German noter ‘notarius literate (lay) person’.

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

Similar surnames: Zotter, Otter, Natter, Rotter, Dotter, Netter, Lotter, Oster, Motter

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Where is the Notter family from?

You can see how Notter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Notter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Notter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Notter families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Notter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Notter families in 1911.
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What did your Notter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Notter. 23% of Notter men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Notter women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Notter were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Notter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Notter 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 822 immigration records available for the last name Notter. 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 Notter. For the veterans among your Notter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Notter lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Notter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Notter in 1957 was 51, and 88 in 2004.

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