Bottom Family History

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Bottom Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived in a broad valley, from Old English botm ‘valley bottom’. In some cases, a mistranslation of French Lafond, in which Old French la fond ‘fountain’ is confused with modern French le fond ‘the bottom’.

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

Similar surnames: Botten, Bott, Cotton, Bouton, Motte, Bollom, Bolton, Botte, Button

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Bottom Family Origin

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Bottom Family Occupations

What did your Bottom ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bottom family was Labourer. The most common Bottom occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Bottom's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Annuitant and Table Knife Hafter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bottom.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Annuitant

  • Table Knife Hafter

  • Labourer


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

Bottom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Bottom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bottom 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 Bottom. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Bottom. For the veterans among your Bottom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bottom Life Expectancy

What is the average Bottom lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bottom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Bottom in 1943 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bottom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bottom 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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