Otness Family History

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Otness Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of three farmsteads named with Ot (probably from a river name related to otte ‘fear’) + nes ‘headland’, ‘promontory’.

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

Similar surnames: Osness, Rogness, Urness, Oines, Ness, Fodness, Fadness, Axness

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Otness Family Origin

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Otness Family Occupations

What did your Otness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Otness occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Otness's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer


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

Otness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 512 census records available for the last name Otness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Otness 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 179 immigration records available for the last name Otness. 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 136 military records available for the last name Otness. For the veterans among your Otness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Otness Life Expectancy

What is the average Otness lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Otness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Otness in 1962 was 39, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Otness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Otness 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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