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Botten Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of buttons, from Old French bo(u)ton ‘knob’, ‘lump’. English: possibly a topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from Old Norse botn ‘valley bottom’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Botton in Lancashire or Botton Cross in North Yorkshire. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms named Botn, Botten, or Botnen, from Old Norse botn ‘small valley’, ‘valley end’. Compare Botner.

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

Similar surnames: Otter, Botte, Button, Cotten, Otten, Holten, Osten, Bolten, Doten

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Botten Family Origin

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Botten Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Botten. 4% of Botten men worked as a General Labourer and 45% of Botten women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Botten were Agricultural Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Lorry Driver
  • Agricultural Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Worker
  • Incapacitated

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

Botten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Botten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Botten 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 Botten. 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 811 military records available for the last name Botten. For the veterans among your Botten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Botten Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Botten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Botten in 1959 was 57, and 94 in 2004.

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