Cottam Family History

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Cottam Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): variant of Cotton.

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

Similar surnames: Cottom, Cotham, Cotten, Coram, Cotton, Cott, Bottum, Cottman, Botham

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Cottam Family Origin

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Cottam Family Occupations

What did your Cottam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cottam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Cottam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cottam family was Machinist. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cottam.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Machinist


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

Cottam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Cottam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cottam 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cottam. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cottam. For the veterans among your Cottam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cottam Life Expectancy

What is the average Cottam lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cottam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cottam in 1945 was 58, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cottam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cottam 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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