Otero Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places so called, from Spanish otero ‘height’, ‘hill’ (Late Latin altarium, a derivative of altus ‘high’). Castilianized form of the common Galician and Asturian-Leonese place names Outeiro and Uteru.

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

Similar surnames: Toro, Ober, Pero, Montero, Botero, Oser, Acero, Notaro, Oberg, Suero

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Otero Family Origin

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Otero Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • At Home


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In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Otero. The most common Otero occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Otero's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Otero family was At Home.

Source: Census data for Otero | Data not to scale

Otero Historical Records

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Otero Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Otero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Otero in 1944 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Otero

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