Ottum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Sogn named Ottum, probably from a river name derived from Old Norse ótta ‘to frighten’, denoting a dangerous river.

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


Similar surnames: Ostby, Orum, Otter, Thue, Ott, Motte, Thum, Bottom, Otten, Rott

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Ottum Family Origin

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Ottum Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    100%

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In 1880, the most common Ottum occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Ottum's were Farmers.

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Between 1952 and 2004, Ottum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ottum in 1952 was 45, and 64 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ottum

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