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Cottrill Family History

Cottrill Name Meaning

English: variant of Cottrell .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cotterill, Cotrell, Cotterell, Cantrill, Cockrill, Cutrell, Cuthrell

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Where is the Cottrill family from?

You can see how Cottrill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cottrill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cottrill families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Cottrill families living in Virginia. This was about 47% of all the recorded Cottrill's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Cottrill families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cottrill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cottrill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cottrill. 28% of Cottrill men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Cottrill women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cottrill were Operator and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Cottrill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cottrill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cottrill. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Cottrill. For the veterans among your Cottrill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cottrill lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cottrill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cottrill in 1945 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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