Cottingham Family History

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Cottingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places named Cottingham (‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of (Old English -inga-) of a man named Cott or Cotta’), one in East Yorkshire and one in Northamptonshire.

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


Similar surnames: Nottingham, Whittingham, Frothingham, Eltringham, Allingham

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Cottingham Family Origin

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Cottingham Family Occupations

What did your Cottingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cottingham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Cottingham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cottingham family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cottingham.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Cottingham Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cottingham Life Expectancy

What is the average Cottingham lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cottingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Cottingham in 1945 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cottingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cottingham 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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