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Escott Family History

Escott Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called from Old English ēast ‘eastern’ + cot ‘cottage(s)’ for example Eastcott (Middlesex Wiltshire) Eastcotts (Bedfordshire) Eastcourt (Wiltshire).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Cott, Prescott, Westcott, Scott, Muscott, Arscott, Scutt, Slott

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Where is the Escott family from?

You can see how Escott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Escott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Escott families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 246 Escott families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Escott's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Escott families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Escott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Escott ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Escott. 14% of Escott men worked as a Builders Labourer and 78% of Escott women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Escott were Bank Clerk and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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

  • Builders Labourer
    14%
  • Dairy Farmer
    9%
  • Police Constable
    6%
  • Bank Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Escott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Escott 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Escott. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Escott. For the veterans among your Escott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Escott lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Escott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Escott in 1960 was 44, and 71 in 2004.

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