Scotter Family History

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Scotter Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Cotter, Slotter, Scotten, Otter, Setter, Coster, Zotter, Trotter

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Scotter Family Origin

Where is the Scotter family from?

Scotter Family Occupations

What did your Scotter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fisherman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Scotter. 3% of Scotter men worked as a Fisherman and 44% of Scotter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scotter were Aircraft Rigger Civilian Raf and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fisherman
  • Accountants
  • Aircraft Fitter
  • Aircraft Rigger Civilian Raf

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

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

Scotter Historical Records

What Scotter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Scotter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scotter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Scotter

Passenger List

There are 446 immigration records available for the last name Scotter. 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 245 military records available for the last name Scotter. For the veterans among your Scotter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scotter Life Expectancy

What is the average Scotter lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Scotter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Scotter in 1968 was 58, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scotter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scotter 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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