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Ottesen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Otto .

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

Similar surnames: Ottosen, Otten, Ottoson, Ottens, Otteman, Otts, Otterson, Theisen

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Where is the Ottesen family from?

You can see how Ottesen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ottesen family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Ottesen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Ottesen families living in Wisconsin. This was about 63% of all the recorded Ottesen's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Ottesen families in 1880.
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What did your Ottesen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ottesen. 36% of Ottesen men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ottesen women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ottesen were Farm Labor and Teacher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farm Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ottesen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ottesen 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ottesen. 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 506 military records available for the last name Ottesen. For the veterans among your Ottesen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ottesen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ottesen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ottesen in 1962 was 85, and 73 in 2004.

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