Trotter Family History

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Trotter Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) ‘to walk fast’ (Old French troter, of Germanic origin, akin to 2 below). German: occupational name for a grape-treader, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e ‘winepress’. The word and the surname are confined largely to Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland, and Swabia.

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


Similar surnames: Rotter, Tretter, Trottier, Otter, Gritter, Zotter, Fritter, Cotter

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Trotter Family Origin

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Trotter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Servant

    5%
  • Student

    4%

In 1881, the most common Trotter occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Trotter's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trotter. A less common occupation for the Trotter family was Student.

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Trotter Historical Records

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Trotter Life Expectancy

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