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Stott Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a cattleman, from Middle English stott ‘steer’, ‘bullock’. The term was also occasionally used in Middle English of a horse or of a heifer (and so as a term of abuse for a woman), and these senses may also lie behind some examples of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Slott, Stock, Shott, Stout, Stone, Shutt, Ott, Storm, Tout, Schott

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Where is the Stott family from?

You can see how Stott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stott families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 105 Stott families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Stott's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stott families in 1911.
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What did your Stott ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Stott. 37% of Stott men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Stott women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stott were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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
    37%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Student
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    27%
  • Operator
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
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Census Records

There are 169,000 census records available for the last name Stott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stott 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Stott. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Stott. For the veterans among your Stott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stott lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Stott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stott in 1945 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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