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Schott Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a peddler or a nickname for someone who always had something to sell from Middle High German schotte ‘peddler’. German (Schött): metonymic occupational name for a tax collector from Middle Low German schot ‘tax’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from either German Schotte ‘Scotsman’ or German Schote ‘pod’.

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

Similar surnames: Schlott, Schatz, Schorr, Schoen, Scholl, Schopf, Slott, Schopp

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Where is the Schott family from?

You can see how Schott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schott families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 29 Schott families living in London. This was about 41% of all the recorded Schott's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Schott families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schott ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Physician and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Schott. 100% of Schott men worked as a Physician and 100% of Schott women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Physician

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Schott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schott 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Schott. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Schott. For the veterans among your Schott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schott lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schott in 1944 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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