Catt Family History

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Catt Name Meaning

English: nickname from the animal, Middle English catte ‘cat’. The word is found in similar forms in most European languages from very early times (e.g. Gaelic cath, Slavic kotu). Domestic cats were unknown in Europe in classical times, when weasels fulfilled many of their functions, for example in hunting rodents. They seem to have come from Egypt, where they were regarded as sacred animals. English: from a medieval female personal name, a short form of Catherine. Variant spelling of German and Dutch Katt.

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

Similar surnames: Hatt, Katt, Cott, Batt, Matt, Watt, Cart, Catto, Gatt, Cain

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Catt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Catt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Catt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Catt Family Origin

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Catt Family Occupations

What did your Catt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Catt occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Catt's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Catt family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Catt.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Labourer


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

Catt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Catt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Catt 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Catt. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Catt. For the veterans among your Catt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Catt Life Expectancy

What is the average Catt lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Catt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Catt in 1958 was 72, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Catt 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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