Trotter Family History

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Trotter Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) ‘to walk fast’ (Old French troter, of Germanic origin, akin to 2 below). German: occupational name for a grape-treader, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e ‘winepress’. The word and the surname are confined largely to Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland, and Swabia.

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


Similar surnames: Rotter, Tretter, Trottier, Otter, Gritter, Zotter, Fritter, Cotter

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Trotter Family Origin

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Trotter Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trotter. The most common Trotter occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Trotter's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Trotter family was Labourer.

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Trotter Historical Records

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Trotter Life Expectancy

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