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Find more Cott relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 387 more people named Cott in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 457 people named Cott in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 85% more people named Cott in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 844 people named Cott were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The typical household was 2 people
  • 24% were children
  • 810 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 40% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,622

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Cott families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from West Virginia
  • Most mothers originated from West Virginia
  • 142 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 15% were born in foreign countries