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Bott Surname Meaning

English: nickname from Old French bot ‘toad’ (compare Bottrell ). Alternatively from the Middle English personal name Botte (a survival of Old English Botta). Compare Botting . South German: occupational name for a messenger from Middle High German bote ‘messenger emissary’. Danish: presumably from Dutch bot both ‘flounder’ (the fish).

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

Similar surnames: Butt, Lott, Batt, Boat, Cott, Ott, Boot, Dott, Hott, Nott

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Where is the Bott family from?

You can see how Bott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bott families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 495 Bott families living in Staffordshire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Bott's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Bott families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bott ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bott. 9% of Bott men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Bott women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bott were Bricklayer and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Railway Clerk
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Bott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bott 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Bott. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Bott. For the veterans among your Bott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bott lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bott in 1953 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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