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Origins of the Otto surname

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About the Ottos

We have a total number of 4458 records for people with the last name Otto.

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Where do most Ottos live?

In 1921, most Ottos lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Ottos

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,690 records for the Otto surname. The oldest one dates back to 1801.

Who were Ottos most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Millers

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What are the most common Otto first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Anna

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Otto family members

Common jobs for Ottos

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Ottos in 1921
Domestic Servant

6

Dressmaker

6

Tailoress

5

Housekeeper

4

Laundress

4

Common Male occupations for Ottos in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

36

Farm Hands

34

Clerks

23

Tinsmiths

18

General Farmers

17

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