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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

Similar surnames: Cotta, Coca, Cott, Cova, Cote, Rota, Coto, Costa, Mota, Coty

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Where is the Cota family from?

You can see how Cota families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cota family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cota families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Cota families living in Vermont. This was about 65% of all the recorded Cota's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Cota families in 1840.
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What did your Cota ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cota. 25% of Cota men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Cota women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cota were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Cota. For the veterans among your Cota ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cota lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cota life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Cota in 1943 was 25, and 66 in 2004.

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