The Escotto Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Escotto Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Escotto surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Escotto ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Escotto Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Escotto family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Escotto are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Escotto Ancestors

Escotto Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Escotto ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find my Escotto grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Escotto

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Escotto records matching Escotto records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Escotto family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Escotto Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Escotto ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Escotto DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Escotto ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Escotto research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Escotto Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Escotto ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Escotto family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Escotto Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Escotto queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Escotto ancestors.

Escotto Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Escotto Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Escotto, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Escotto Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Escotto family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Escotto reunion.

See Also

Escott   Scotto  

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