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Ott Surname Meaning

German: from a short form of ancient Germanic compound names based on the element aud ōd ‘wealth prosperity’ (see Otto and 2 below). English (London): from the Old Norman French personal name Ode Odde Odes Otto Otes Otton (ancient Germanic Audo Odo Oddo Otto) originally a short form of ancient Germanic compound names based on the element aud ‘wealth prosperity’. Many of these names were Latinized as Odo. Odo was the name of the half-brother of the Conqueror archbishop of Bayeux who accompanied the Norman expedition to England and was rewarded with 439 confiscated manors. Compare Oates . Chinese: possibly from Taishanese form of the Chinese name 達 (meaning ‘eminent’) a monosyllabic personal name or part of a disyllabic personal name of some early Chinese immigrants in the US.

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

Similar surnames: Lott, Ort, Gott, Pott, Bott, Dott, Cott, Ost, Mott, Nott

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Where is the Ott family from?

You can see how Ott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ott families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 125 Ott families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Ott's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ott families in 1911.
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What did your Ott ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ott. 55% of Ott men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Ott women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ott were Machinist and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Domestic
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 54,000 military records available for the last name Ott. For the veterans among your Ott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ott lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ott in 1944 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

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