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Origins of the Trotter surname

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About the Trotters

We have a total number of 33949 records for people with the last name Trotter.

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Where do most Trotters live?

In 1921, most Trotters lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about Trotters

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We have 27,800 records for the Trotter surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Trotters most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Trotter first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Trotters

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

Common Female occupations for Trotters in 1921


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means






Common Male occupations for Trotters in 1921
Coal Miner






General Labourer




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