Ott Name Meaning

English and German: from a Middle English personal name, Ode, in which personal names of several different origins have coalesced: principally Old English Od(d)a, Old Norse Od(d)a and Continental Germanic Odo, Otto. The first two are short forms of names with the first element Old English ord, Old Norse odd ‘point of a weapon’. The Continental Germanic names are from a short form of compound names with the first element od- ‘possessions’, ‘riches’. The situation is further confused by the fact that all of these names were Latinized as Odo. Odo was the name of the half-brother of the Conqueror, archbishop of Bayeux, who accompanied the Norman expedition to England and was rewarded with 439 confiscated manors. The German name Odo or Otto was a hereditary name in the Saxon ruling house, as well as being borne by Otto von Wittelsbach, who founded the Bavarian ruling dynasty in the 11th century, and the 12th-century Otto of Bamberg, apostle of Pomerania.

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


Similar surnames: Lott, Ort, Gott, Pott, Bott, Dott, Cott, Ost, Mott, Nott

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Ott Family Occupations

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  • Butcher

    12%
  • Baker

    8%
  • Painter

    8%
  • Builder & Contracr

    4%

In 1881, Butcher, Baker and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ott. A less common occupation for the Ott family was Builder & Contracr. The most common Ott occupation in the UK was Butcher. 12% of Ott's were Butchers.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Ott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ott in 1944 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

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