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Cottle Family History

Cottle Name Meaning
metonymic occupational name for a maker of chain-mail, from an Anglo-Norman French diminutive of Old French cot(t)e ‘coat of mail’ (see Cott).metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Old French co(u)tel, co(u)teau ‘knife’ (Late Latin cultellus, a diminutive of culter ‘plowshare’).

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

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4,672 Military Records
2,867 Immigration Records
44,692 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Cottle Families

  • Number of Cottle families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cottle families
     219 - 436
     74 - 218
     1 - 73
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cottle families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cottle census records

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Cottle Family Origin

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Cottle Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cottle families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Cottle

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Cottle Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cottle census records

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Cottle Civil War Service Records

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