Alcott Family History

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Alcott Name Meaning

English: ostensibly a topographic name containing Middle English cott, cote ‘cottage’ (see Coates). In fact, however, it is generally if not always an alteration of Alcock, in part at least for euphemistic reasons.

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

Similar surnames: Talcott, Walcott, Calcote, Lott, Wolcott, Slott, Abbott, Arscott

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Alcott Family Origin

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Alcott Family Occupations

What did your Alcott ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Alcott occupation in the UK was Brickyard Labourer. 6% of Alcott's were Brickyard Labourers. Brickyard Labourer, Carver Wood and Char Woman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alcott. A less common occupation for the Alcott family was Coal Miner.

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  • Brickyard Labourer

  • Carver Wood

  • Char Woman

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Alcott ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Alcott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Alcott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alcott 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 Alcott. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Alcott. For the veterans among your Alcott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alcott Life Expectancy

What is the average Alcott lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Alcott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Alcott in 1956 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alcott

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alcott ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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