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Hatt Surname Meaning

English and Scottish (Aberdeenshire): from Middle English hat(te) ‘hat’; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore a distinctive hat or an occupational name for a maker or seller of hats. English: topographic name from Middle English hat(te) ‘(wooded) hill’ denoting someone who lived on or by such a hill for example at Hathitch Farm (Worcestershire) or Hathouse Farm (Worcestershire). South German: from a short form Hatto of an ancient Germanic personal name with the first element hadu ‘battle strife’.

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

Similar surnames: Hutt, Batt, Catt, Hett, Hart, Gatt, Matt, Hott, Haut, Haft

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Where is the Hatt family from?

You can see how Hatt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hatt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hatt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 330 Hatt families living in London. This was about 32% of all the recorded Hatt's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hatt families in 1891.
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What did your Hatt ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hatt. 15% of Hatt men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Hatt women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hatt were Chairmaker and Incapacitated. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Chairmaker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Incapacitated
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hatt. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hatt. For the veterans among your Hatt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hatt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hatt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hatt in 1955 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

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