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Scotter Family History

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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Where is the Scotter family from?

You can see how Scotter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scotter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scotter families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 66 Scotter families living in Yorkshire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Scotter's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Scotter families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scotter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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. 77% of Scotter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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What Scotter family records will you find?

Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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