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Cotman Name Meaning

English: status name for a cottager (see Cotter 2), or a topographic name for someone who lived in a relatively humble dwelling, from Middle English cote, cott + man (see Coates). Respelling of German Kothmann, Kottmann (see Kottman), or Kathmann (see Kathman).

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


Similar surnames: Notman, Coltman, Oman, Totman, Cottman, Holman, Oatman, Rosman

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Cotman Family Origin

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Cotman Family Occupations

What did your Cotman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cotman. A less common occupation for the Cotman family was Works On Farm. The most common Cotman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Cotman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Works On Farm

    6%

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

Cotman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cotman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cotman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cotman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cotman. For the veterans among your Cotman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cotman Life Expectancy

What is the average Cotman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Cotman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cotman in 1948 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cotman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cotman 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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