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Cotner Family History

Cotner Name Meaning
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kötner or Köthner, status names for a cotter, derived from Middle High German, Middle Low German kote ‘shelter’, ‘cottage’, specifically of a kind that was rented on a daily basis and had little or no land with it. See Koth 1.

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

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12,432 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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172 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Cotner Families

  • Number of Cotner families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cotner families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Cotner last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cotner Family Origin

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Cotner Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cotner

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Cotner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Cotner Civil War Service Records

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