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Totten Family History

Totten Name Meaning

English:: variant of Tutin. This name derives either from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Tot(t)ing or Tut(t)ing pet forms of Old English Tot(t)a or Tut(t)a; or is a topographic name from an unrecorded Middle English word toting ‘lookout place’ a derivative of Old English tōtian ‘to peep out stick out’. habitational name from Totnes (Devon) derived from the Old English personal name Totta + Old English næss ‘promontory headland’.

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

Similar surnames: Totton, Cotten, Botten, Otten, Colten, Lotter, Porten, Potter, Mitten

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Where is the Totten family from?

You can see how Totten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Totten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Totten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 101 Totten families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Totten's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Totten families in 1911.
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What did your Totten ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Mill Hand were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Totten. 48% of Totten men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Totten women worked as a Mill Hand. Some less common occupations for Americans named Totten were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Mill Hand
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Totten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Totten 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 Totten. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Totten. For the veterans among your Totten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Totten lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Totten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Totten in 1943 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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