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Cottom Family History

Cottom Name Meaning
English (chiefly Lancashire): variant of Cotton.

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

45,505 Historical Documents with Cottom on Ancestry.com
17,064 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
985 Military Records
443 Immigration Records
10,007 Census and Voter Lists
17,006 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cottom Families

  • Number of Cottom families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cottom families
     198 - 393
     67 - 197
     1 - 66
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cottom families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cottom census records

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Cottom Family Origin

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Cottom Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cottom 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 Cottom

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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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Cottom Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cottom census records

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Cottom Civil War Service Records

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