Cotterman Family History

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Cotterman Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Kattermann, a variant of Kothmann.

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


Similar surnames: Cotherman, Counterman, Otterman, Cottman, Putterman, Batterman

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Cotterman Family Origin

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Cotterman Family Occupations

What did your Cotterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cotterman. The most common Cotterman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Cotterman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cotterman family was Boal Miner.

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  • Farmer

    64%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Boal Miner

    2%

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

Cotterman Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cotterman Life Expectancy

What is the average Cotterman lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cotterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Cotterman in 1952 was 32, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cotterman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cotterman 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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