Zotter Family History

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Zotter Name Meaning

South German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German zotte, zote ‘shaggy wool’, hence perhaps an occupational name for someone who kept sheep or was employed in the wool trade, or alternatively a nickname for someone who habitually wore a sheepskin or who had unkempt hair. German: nickname for a clumsy or distracted person, from a derivative of Middle High German zotten ‘to stroll or amble’.

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

Similar surnames: Notter, Rotter, Otter, Potter, Lotter, Oster, Wetter, Kolter, Doster

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Zotter Family Origin

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Zotter Family Occupations

What did your Zotter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zotter. 15% of Zotter men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Zotter women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zotter were New Worker and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Butcher
  • Machinist
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Nursemaid
  • Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Zotter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 856 census records available for the last name Zotter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zotter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zotter. 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 Card

There are 413 military records available for the last name Zotter. For the veterans among your Zotter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zotter Life Expectancy

What is the average Zotter lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Zotter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Zotter in 1956 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

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