Botkin Family History

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Botkin Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the English surnames Bodkin or Batkin. The first is from Middle English bodkin, bodekin ‘dagger’, ‘short pointed weapon’, and hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such weapons; the second is a pet form of the personal name Bate, itself a reduced form of Bartholomew.

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

Similar surnames: Boykin, Bodkin, Bodin, Botten, Totin, Etkin, Hopkin, Atkin, Boyken

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Botkin Family Origin

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Botkin Family Occupations

What did your Botkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Botkin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Botkin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Botkin family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Botkin.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Clerk In Store

  • Farm Laborer


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Botkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Botkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Botkin 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 582 immigration records available for the last name Botkin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Botkin. For the veterans among your Botkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Botkin Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Botkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Botkin in 1948 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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