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Cottrell Family History

Cottrell Name Meaning
French and English: status name for a cottager, from Old French coterel, a diminutive of cotier ‘cottager’ (see Cotter 2).

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

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Name Distribution of Cottrell Families

  • Number of Cottrell families
     59 - 116
     20 - 58
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cottrell families
     160 - 317
     54 - 159
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cottrell families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cottrell Family Origin

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Cottrell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cottrell

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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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Cottrell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cottrell census records

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Cottrell Civil War Service Records

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