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Lott Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English female name Lot(e) (Latinized as Lota) probably a pet form of such names as Allot (from Alice) Amelot or Emelot (from Ameline) Ellot (from Ellen) and Gillota (from Gillian). English: from Middle English lot(t)e ‘lot portion’ (Old English hlot) in the sense of an allotted share of land hence a status name for someone who held such a plot. German: from a pet form of Ludwig . German: topographic name from the dialect word lott ‘mud dirt’.

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


Similar surnames: Pott, Ott, Cott, Mott, Bott, Slott, Loth, Lett, Gott, Dott

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Where is the Lott family from?

You can see how Lott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lott families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 256 Lott families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Lott's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Lott families in 1891.
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What did your Lott 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 Lott. 15% of Lott men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Lott women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lott were Retired and Private Means. .

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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
    15%
  • Railway Clerk
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Retired
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Lott. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Lott. For the veterans among your Lott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lott lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lott in 1943 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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