Cotten Family History
Cotten Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Cotton. Possibly an altered spelling of German Kotten, a habitational name from any of several places so named in Rhineland, Westphalia, Silesia, etc., or an Americanized shortened form of composite German surnames such as Kottenhagen, Kottenhoff, Kottenkamp (see Koth).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press