Cota Family History
Cota Name Meaning
Galician: habitational name from any of several places in Galicia (Spain) named Cota. The placename may be from cota ‘animal den’. Italian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from cota a variant of cote ‘whetstone’. Croatian: nickname from cota ‘lame person’ a derivative of the old Venetian word zoto (see Zotti ). Croatian and Bosniak (Čota): nickname for a lame person a cognate of 3 above based on Croatian dialect čota ‘shrunken foot’ or derived from čotav ‘lame’. Altered form of French Côté (see Cote ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022