Cota Family History

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Cota Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from any of several places in Galicia named Cota, for example in Lugo province. The place name may be from cota ‘animal den’. Variant spelling of German Cotta.

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

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

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Cota Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cota name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cota. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • France


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Cota Family Origin

Where is the Cota family from?

Cota Family Occupations

What did your Cota ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cota family was Carpenter. The most common Cota occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Cota's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cota.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cota ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cota Historical Records

What Cota family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Cota. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cota census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Cota. 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 Card

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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Cota Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cota

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cota ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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