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Cothran Family History

Cothran Name Meaning
Probably a variant of Scottish Cochran.Perhaps also a variant of English Cawthorne. UK 0.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

90,230 Historical Documents with Cothran on Ancestry.com
19,640 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,595 Military Records
753 Immigration Records
13,617 Census and Voter Lists
52,625 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cothran Families

  • Number of Cothran families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cothran families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cothran families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cothran Family Origin

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Cothran Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cothran

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Cothran Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cothran census records

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Cothran Civil War Service Records

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