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Otterson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Norwegian Ottersen, a patronymic from the personal name Ottar, Old Norse Óttarr, from ótt ‘something fearful’, ‘danger’ + -arr ‘warrior’.

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


Similar surnames: Stenerson, Ostenson, Iverson, Otteson, Oveson, Ottesen, Mortenson

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Otterson Family Origin

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Otterson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Cutter

    17%
  • Sailor

    17%
  • Servant

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Otterson family was Servant. Farmer, Cutter and Sailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Otterson. The most common Otterson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Otterson's were Farmers.

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Otterson Historical Records

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Otterson Life Expectancy

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