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Nutt Name Meaning

English: from Middle English not(e), nut ‘nut’; either a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer and seller of nuts, or a nickname for a man supposedly resembling a nut (for example in having a rounded head and brown complexion). Irish: reduced form of McNutt 1. North German: nickname for an industrious person, from Middle High German nutte ‘useful’, ‘efficient’.

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

Similar surnames: Butt, Nott, Hutt, Dutt, Tutt, Mutz, Nutty, Lust, Nett, Rutt

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Where is the Nutt family from?

You can see how Nutt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nutt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nutt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 58 Nutt families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Nutt's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nutt families in 1911.
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What did your Nutt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Nutt. 50% of Nutt men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Nutt women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nutt were Laborer 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Operator
  • Agent
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Nutt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nutt 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Nutt. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Nutt. For the veterans among your Nutt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nutt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nutt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nutt in 1944 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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