Cottman Family History

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Cottman Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cotman. Americanized spelling of the German cognates Kottmann or Kothmann.

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

Similar surnames: Rottman, Cotman, Cotten, Ottman, Hottman, Coopman, Gottman, Wortman

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Cottman Family Origin

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Cottman Family Occupations

What did your Cottman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cottman family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cottman. The most common Cottman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Cottman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Cottman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Cottman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cottman 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 630 immigration records available for the last name Cottman. 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 Cottman. For the veterans among your Cottman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cottman Life Expectancy

What is the average Cottman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cottman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Cottman in 1953 was 43, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cottman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cottman 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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