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Cotta Name Meaning

Portuguese and Spanish: possibly a nickname from cota ‘breast armor’. Italian: from a short form of a personal name formed with the suffix -cotta, as for example Ciccotta, or a nickname from cotta ‘(ecclesiastical) habit’. French and: from medieval Latin cotta, Old French cotte, denoting a kind of long-sleeved tunic worn both by men and women, hence possibly an occupational name for someone who made such garments or a nickname for someone who habitually wore one. German: habitational name from either of two places named Cotta, near Pirna and near Dresden in Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Cott, Cota, Cetta, Motta, Notte, Costa, Rotta, Motte, Corda, Corte

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Cotta Family Origin

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Cotta Family Occupations

What did your Cotta ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cotta occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Cotta's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cotta family was Bookkeeper. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cotta.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Bookkeeper

    5%

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

Cotta Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cotta Life Expectancy

What is the average Cotta lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cotta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Cotta in 1952 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cotta 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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