Hatt Family History

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Hatt Name Meaning

English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a hatter or nickname for someone noted for the hat or hats that he wore. Some early forms such as Thomas del Hat (Oxfordshire 1279) and Richard atte Hatte (Worcestershire 1327) indicate that the word was also used of a hill or clump of trees; so in these cases the surname must have been topographic in origin. South German: from a short Germanic personal name, Hatto (derived from compound names with the first element hadu ‘battle’, ‘strife’). Frisian: from a personal name, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with Hade- as the first element, for example Hadebert.

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

Similar surnames: Hutt, Batt, Catt, Hett, Hart, Gatt, Matt, Hott, Haut, Haft

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Hatt Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hatt. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Hatt Family Origin

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Hatt Family Occupations

What did your Hatt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hatt family was Annuitant. The most common Hatt occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Hatt's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hatt.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant


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Hatt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Hatt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hatt 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hatt. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hatt. For the veterans among your Hatt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hatt Life Expectancy

What is the average Hatt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hatt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hatt in 1955 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hatt 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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