Ottum Family History

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Ottum Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Sogn named Ottum, probably from a river name derived from Old Norse ótta ‘to frighten’, denoting a dangerous river.

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

Similar surnames: Ostby, Orum, Otter, Thue, Ott, Motte, Thum, Bottom, Otten, Rott

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Ottum Family Origin

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Ottum Family Occupations

What did your Ottum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ottum. 22% of Ottum men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Ottum women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ottum were Operator and Assembling

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Driver
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Assembling

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

Ottum Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ottum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ottum 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 81 immigration records available for the last name Ottum. 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 249 military records available for the last name Ottum. For the veterans among your Ottum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ottum Life Expectancy

What is the average Ottum lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ottum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ottum in 1952 was 45, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ottum

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ottum 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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