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Dot Family History

Dot Surname 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: Don, Doe, Doi, Dott, Dow, Kot, Dost, Dom, Dort, Do

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Where is the Dot family from?

You can see how Dot families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dot family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Dot families were found in USA in 1880. In 1851 there was 1 Dot family living in Fife. This was 100% of all the recorded Dot's in Scotland. Fife had the highest population of Dot families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dot surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dot ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Dot. 60% of Dot men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    60%
  • Salesman
    40%
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Census Records

There are 963 census records available for the last name Dot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dot 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 290 immigration records available for the last name Dot. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 87 military records available for the last name Dot. For the veterans among your Dot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dot lifespan?

Between 1979 and 2001, in the United States, Dot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Dot in 1979 was 77, and 74 in 2001.

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