Spotts Family History

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Spotts Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English Spott, from Middle English spot ‘spot’, ‘blemish’, perhaps a nickname for someone with a spotty complexion; or of Scottish Spott, a habitational name from a place so called near Dunbar.

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

Similar surnames: Spott, Slott, Sprott, Pott, Ports, Stott, Motte, Stotts, Shott, Potts

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Spotts Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Spotts name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Baltic States


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Spotts Family Origin

Where is the Spotts family from?

Spotts Family Occupations

What did your Spotts ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spotts. A less common occupation for the Spotts family was Farm Laborer. The most common Spotts occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Spotts's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Spotts ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Spotts Historical Records

What Spotts family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Spotts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spotts 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 434 immigration records available for the last name Spotts. 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 Spotts. For the veterans among your Spotts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spotts Life Expectancy

What is the average Spotts lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Spotts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Spotts in 1952 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spotts

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spotts 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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